A Common Law for the Age of Statutes (Oliver Wendell Holmes Lectures #8) (Paperback)

By Guido Calabresi

Harvard University Press, 9780674146051, 332pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1985

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The dominance of legislatures and statutory law has put an impossible burden on the courts. Guido Calabresi thinks it is time for this country seriously to consider returning to a traditional American judicial-legislative balance in which courts would enlarge the common law and would also decide when a rule of law has seen its day and should be revised.