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Social Jurisprudence

Social Jurisprudence
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Copyright: 2019
Pages: 26
Source title: Social Jurisprudence in the Changing of Social Norms: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Karla L. Drenner (Purdue University Global, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7961-8.ch001


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This chapter provides a brief history of law and the role of social science in courtroom battles, further reviewing the use of social science in marriage equality cases. One of the more striking features in marriage equality litigation was the prominent role of social science in addressing issues germane to the legal arguments on both sides. The chapter concludes by discussing how social science may have influenced litigation and whether such influence was appropriate.

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