Summary of The Hart-Devlin Debate Background to the Debate The question of the links between law and morality constitutes a matter of abiding interest for jurisprudence. Interest in the question was aroused during the period following the Second World War with the growth of public concern for what was perceived as a decline in sexual morality. The government responded by setting up a.
Should Law reflect morality? (very short answer for 40 mark essay) Law is defined in many ways, however the 2 main definitions can be described as natural law and legal positivism. Natural law is the view that laws are valid when they are in line with a certain higher authority over man, this can be God (according to Aquinas) or even a shared morality amongst society (Lon fuller). Whereas.