According to the passage, which one of the following is a goal of Dworkin's theory of legal interpretation?

jing jing on April 11 at 02:28AM

Why is B incorrect? Thanks

Why is B incorrect? Thanks

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Andrea on April 11 at 11:19PM

Hi @jingjingxiao11111@gmail.com, I'm having trouble seeing this question on my end. Are you able to tell the test/section/question number?

jing jing on April 12 at 12:28AM

October 2001 SEC 2 Q24

Shunhe on April 13 at 06:47PM

Hi @jingjingxiao11111@gmail.com,

Thanks for the question! So this question is asking us for a goal of Dworkin’s theory of legal interpretation. Well, let’s take a look at lines 27-34, where that topic is discussed. His theory seeks to validate the actual practice of judges without falling into the error of natural law theory based on these lines, which is pretty direct support for (D).

(B), on the other hand, tells us that a goal of Dworkin’s theory is to dispute the notion that social consensus plays ANY role in legal interpretation. Yes, Dworkin tells us that social consensus isn’t necessary for his theory in the first sentence of the paragraph starting at line 27. But the claim that social consensus plays NO role in legal theory is far too strong a statement for it to be one of the goals of Dworkin’s theories. Always be on the lookout when extreme words like “any” or “none” appear on the LSAT, as they can often make an answer choice too strong.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any further questions that you might have.