.311 INTRODUCTION In a recent article, Professors David Skeel and William Stuntz argue in favor of what they describe as a "modest" conception of law from an explicitly Christian and biblical point of view.1 Briefly put, Skeel and Stuntz assert that the enormous expansion that law has undergone in the last one hundred yearsparticularly in the area of criminal law-has seriously undermined the rule of law by vesting public officials with an inordinate amount of discretion. Instead, the occasional enforcement of such laws through the exercise of official discretion nurtures a pernicious cynicism in the public by teaching people that law is less a matter of commitment to certainty, predictability, and equality, and more a function of individual circumstance and governmental fiat.
MODESTY AND MORALISM: JUSTICE, PRUDENCE, AND ABORTION-A REPLY TO SKEEL & ST John M Breen Harvard J
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