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Fictions and Myths in PGA v The Queen

Neoh Fei, Joshua; Naffine, Ngaire


With the common law method, rules are constructed amidst fictions and myths. These legal inventions are not simply falsehoods, and indeed it is misleading to think of them in this way. Rather, the fictions and myths of the common law are legal stories known to be false, but deemed to be true, in order to achieve certain legal purposes. They are fairly and appropriately deployed only when their inventive nature is recognised and their purposes acknowledged. Our aim is to demonstrate the proper...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy


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