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Old Feb 01, 2013, 02:56 PM
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It is a well known concept that "Hard cases make bad law" - even an ex-Harvard law review editor probably knows it....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_cases_make_bad_law

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Hard cases make bad law is an adage or legal maxim. Its meaning is that a particularly unpleasant case is a poor basis for a general law which would cover a wider range of less extreme cases. In other words, a general law is better drafted for the average circumstance as this will be more common.
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