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David Ray Papke, Postmodern Decline? The Belief in a Rule of Law as a Tenet of American Ideology, 1 Athens J.L. 221 (2015)

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1 Athens Journal of Law 221 (2015)


A belief in the rule of law has traditionally been an important tenet in American ideology. This belief includes a respect for law itself and for independent courts that decide cases fairly in keeping with the law. The United States, ideologues proclaim, is more devoted to the rule of law than are other nations. But is the belief in a rule of law as a tenet of American ideology still firm in the emerging postmodern society? Popular sentiments as well as contemporary jurisprudence powerfully challenge the functionality and very attainability of a rule of law.

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