San Diego Law Review

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Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of Saint Thomas More


In this brief article, the author distinguishes between justifiable power-conferring rules and unjustifiable allegiance to an authority who holds a position. Rules are justified and can create justifiable positions of authority when the rules are exercised to promote its subject's secular well being. The author argues that when rules are not justifiable, there is no obligation to comply with such laws.

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