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By Harold J. Berman

Accomplished in 1964, Harold J. Berman's long-lost tract indicates how effectively negotiated, translated and formalised criminal language is vital to fostering peace and realizing inside neighborhood and overseas groups. Exemplifying interdisciplinary and comparative criminal scholarship lengthy sooner than they have been stylish, it's a attention-grabbing prequel to Berman's huge legislations and Revolution sequence. It additionally anticipates a number of the major subject matters of the trendy events of legislation, language and ethics. In his advent, John Witte, Jr, a pupil and colleague of Berman, contextualises the textual content in the improvement of Berman's criminal idea and within the evolution of interdisciplinary criminal reviews. He has additionally pieced jointly the various lacking sections from Berman's different early writings and supplied notes and important gear all through. An Afterword via Tibor Várady, one other pupil and colleague of Berman, illustrates through sleek situations the knowledge and application of Berman's theories of legislation, language and neighborhood.

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Sijthoff, 1975), 39–52. See his earlier work Soviet Criminal Law and Procedure; “Principles of Soviet Criminal Law,” Yale Law Journal 56 (May 1947): 803–36; and with Donald H. Hunt, “Criminal Law and Psychiatry: The Soviet Solution,” Stanford Law Review 2 (1950): 635–63. 58 18 Law and Language For Berman, a comparative legal scholar had to understand not only the law on the books, but also the law in action. And that required him to be on site in the nations he studied – to interview judges and lawyers, to observe the legislature and courts in session, to have open talks with fellow scholars, ambassadors, and state officials about their legal systems and the American legal system.

108 Richard A. Posner, “The Decline of Law as an Autonomous Discipline: 1962–1987,” Harvard Law Review 100 (1987): 761–80, at 778–79. 109 Peter M. Tiersma and Lawrence M. , The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law (Oxford University Press, 2012). 110 Solan ultimately concludes that, while linguistic analysis is helpful in some circumstances of legal ambiguity, ultimately, judges and politicians have to make political judgments. Candor about the ultimate ambiguities at the heart of language would be better for the legal system than strained linguistic analysis.

Using a theological analogy that may have pleased Berman, Solan suggests that the proliferation of languages in the European Union may end up helping the ECJ discover the meaning of a common legal text by helping the justices “triangulate” the meaning when there is no “original” text. This is an “Augustinian” approach to legal interpretation, as Saint Augustine compared translations of the Bible to ascertain its “true” meaning. If there is a common “original” meaning amidst the various versions, multiple legal texts will help the ECJ ascertain the shades of legal meaning in a text.

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