May 02, 2013
Research is an enterprise not restricted to lawyers and academics, but it is a large component of what the members of these two professions do. In my life which has intersected both pursuits, I have come across texts that have fallen into the category of “unpublished manuscript.” Over the past year I have labored on two projects (one dealing with an aspect of religious liberty in China and the other dealing with lessons to be learned from past statutory making and interpretation) which will not be published. So I make these available to the readers of the Mirror of Justice HERE Download Render Unto Mao and HERE Download Statutory Making and Interpretation Lessons of 1534-5 for the Present Age.
In the context of the essay on statutory making and interpretation, two catalysts for the project were thoughts of Joseph de Maistre (“a nation gets the government it deserves”) and George Santayana (“those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”).