The History of US Legal Thought
NOTE: This was originally published by me in the online law students' magazine The Dissent. To avoid misunderstandings, "published by me" shall be understood here to mean "my original work which I had published in a publication."
Enlightenment-Era Divine/Natural Law:
We hold it to be a self-evident Truth
that it is the Will of our Creator
Pursuant to Art. III § 4 Cl. 2, you assume the risk
that shit happens.
Shit doesn't necessarily have to happen.
Critical Legal Studies
shows that, since everything inherently includes its opposite
, shit actually does not happen.
Marxist Legal Studies
Shit only happens because the ruling class
wants it to happen. Otherwise it would occasionally happen to them, too.
Post-Realist Late Twentieth-Century Legal Cynicism:
Fuck this shit. I'm gonna write suspense novel