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The Complexity of Law

The law has always been a complex area of human activity. It is easy to state principles, such as the Ten Commandments, but the practical application of those principles is complex, because human activity is complex and humans have an ability to do new things or old things in a new way and laws must protect and control society from good and bad developments in human behaviour. Thus there are tens of thousands of words written about the interpretation of the Ten Commandments, and millions of words written in the statute books and in legal judgments that create precedents. Continue reading