It can be inferred from the passage that Peter Goodrich would be most likely to agree with which one of the following...

Alyona on February 3, 2020

Why not A or B?

Hey guys, could you please help me with reasons for elimnating A and B. Thank you.

1 Reply

Ravi on February 3, 2020


Let's take a look at (A) and (B).

(A) says, "Common law is more fruitfully studied as a relic of the
history of the English people than as a legal code."

The problem with (A) is that the author sees the law as continuing to
develop, so this answer choice doesn't work.

(B) says, "The “text” of common law has degenerated from an early
stage of clarity to a current state of incoherence."

The issue with (B) is that it's far too negative, and the author would
never agree with a statement this harsh.

(E) says, "The common law “text” inherited by future generations will
differ from the one currently in use."

(E) is great. If we look at lines 53 and 54, we see the author states
that the law is continually rewritten over time, so she would
definitely agree with this statement. Thus, (E) is the correct answer

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