natural law

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natural law

a doctrine that holds that there is a natural moral order or law inherent in the structure of the universe.
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A Common Error--The types of law are incorrectly defined by common people as common law, natural law, the law of nations, and civil law.
In a word, Halpern violates the divine law, ecclesiastical law, natural law, and even civil law in that self-contradictory laws, civil or not, are no laws at all.
NATURAL LAW, NATURAL KNOWLEDGE, AND AQUINAS'S APOPHATICISM
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In his role as Deputy Attorney General, Davidson advised numerous state agencies on matters related to environmental law, natural resources, and land use, with a special emphasis on states' rights as they pertain to environmental matters.
They cover the general will, social contract theories, democratic rights, fundamental law, natural and natural rights, affinities between Rousseau's and Dworkin's legal theories, the use of narrative, bioethics, and promise enforcement.
We are reminded here of the fourfold classification of law: eternal law, natural law, human law, and divine law.