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#81561
Complete Question Explanation

The correct answer choice is (C).

Answer choice (A):

Answer choice (B):

Answer choice (C): This is the correct answer choice.

Answer choice (D):

Answer choice (E):

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#48023
I unsuccessfully disproved A, B, C, D, and E. My prephrase was: "You cannot interpret a law so long as one exists." What am I missing?

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The English approach to law as described in the passage is almost that restrictive, Deck, but the passage does provide us with one "out". You'll find it in these lines, starting in the early 40s:
Once the legal rule...has been clearly established, and the legality of the rule is not in question (emphasis added), application of that rule precludes from consideration substantive arguments
But what if the legality of the rule is in question? Then we're outside the scope of that formal requirement, and a substantive approach might be allowed. That's where answer choice C fits in, with the "illegal rule" exception.

Did you prephrase this one? Since that appears to be the only exception alluded to, that would be your best, and only, way to prepare for the correct answer here. Always prephrase!

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