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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 135
Professor
Hocin Fetni
Semester
Fall

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SOCI 135 Class 7 09/19/2013 Durkheim: Mechanical solidarity prevails in homogeneous society because the emphasis of the rule of law is more on  the group so the focus becomes more about punishment  Organic solidarity, like the US, where the rule of law prevails upon individual restitution and compensation Henry Sumner Maine believed that the rule of law evolved from statistics to contract (rule of law is made by  the state) Stat is more about traditional law where the emphasis is on the group In contract there is emphasis on the rule of the individual Socio­legal Theorists: REALISTS: Albert Venn Dicey (1835­1922)  Public opinion and the rule of law Traces growth of statutory lawmaking and legal system in the context of public opinion Rule of law is more about good governments as opposed to the firmness of authority Separation of power which was advanced by Montesquieu Emphasized judicial independence Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841­1935) Life of law has not been logic instead it has been experience Judges are responsible for formulating the law American Constitution is an experience Criticized for being very supportive of economi
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