Different jurists or legal analysts may order values in different hierarchies, which leads them to decide particular controversies differently. One jurist may value predictability and certainty of expectation very highly and value fine-tuning the result to the equities of the individual case somewhat lower, while another might order these values in the other direction.
Accordingly, in a given case one jurist might well reach a result contrary to that which the other jurist reached. An example of a value hierarchy in the sense that MacDougal uses it is found in Paideia.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. MacDougal and H.
Lasswell, Jurisprudence for a Free Society , pub. GAOR, 57th Sess.
Papers relating to the subject were given at the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, in Boston, Massachusetts, from August , They are collected at this site. Categories : United States law.
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