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Legal Positivism

Definition: The school of thought that believes that the only source of law is written law that is adopted, practiced and enforced in society by the government and legal systems. Principles: Written – so that all citizen known their obligations, rights and consequences Curb judicial discretion – preventing emotional involvement Important Contributors: Jeremy Bentham –…