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ADPL 1454 Law and Morality (Fall: 4 )


Course Description

What is the relationship between man-made law created by the courts and the legislature and religious values? Is there a religious and moral foundation to our civil law? What do we do when confronted by a “wrong” law such as segregation? This course, taught by a sitting family court judge, compares the classic moral thinking of such authors as Plato, Aquinas, Mill and Locke to actual Constitutional decisions on such issues as the war on terror, capital punishment, gay marriage, sexual privacy, immigration, freedom of religion, abortion and the right to refuse medical treatment.


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Last Updated: 20-Feb-14