AALS: Rationality of Rule-Following
Legal norms are typically divided into standards and rules. Standards are legal norms that enjoin us to do what is "reasonable," "fair," "just," etc. As legal norms, however, the standards are frequently suboptimal. Legal norms in the form of rules are the antidote to the problems of error and failure of coordination caused by legal standards.
Introduction to the Symposium on the Rationality of Rule-Following,
San Diego L. Rev.
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