Proposal: Law

For example, if I asked

What idea does "Fiat justitia ruat caelum" convey?

Is this a question fit for the proposed Law Stack Exchange?

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I would say yes.

I can imagine many questions where it would be difficult to draw a line against the philosophy of law. For example, you could ask

  • How can a power of arrest coexist with Article 5 ECHR?

There's a factual answer (the right is specifically qualified as to lawful arrest), and a philosophical one (an absolute right to liberty undermines the rule of law). If we said 'no philosophy of law' it would involve lots of arbitrary decisions against perfectly valid questions.

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