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Erie Doctrine and the Structure of Constitutional Revolutions

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dc.contributor.author Casto, William R.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-09T16:19:00Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-09T16:19:00Z
dc.date.issued 1988
dc.identifier.citation 62 Tul. L. Rev. 907 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10601/466
dc.description.abstract Legal positivism has been one of the more influential ideas in the history of American law. The general acceptance of positivism in this century virtually dictated the overruling of Swift v. Tyson and the creation of the Erie doctrines in 1938. Under Swift and before Erie R.R. v. Tompkins, judges were considered the living oracles of a preexisting natural law. Erie, however, signaled an intellectual revolution that pictured judges as lawmakers in a relativistic legal world. This essay is about the nature of this shift in ideology and what it suggests more broadly about how constitutional law is made. en_US
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dc.publisher Tulane Law Review
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dc.subject Erie doctrine en_US
dc.subject legal positivism en_US
dc.subject Natural law
dc.subject Constitutional law
dc.subject Supreme Court
dc.subject Blackstone
dc.title Erie Doctrine and the Structure of Constitutional Revolutions en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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