Research request re: slippery slopes, sound decision,
volokh at mail.law.ucla.edu
Wed Nov 21 16:27:21 PST 2001
For my slippery slopes article, I'm looking for a quote that I heard
attributed (misattributed?) to Maitland; Maitland is said to have responded
against a slippery slope argument by saying something like "the genlteman is
telling us that we should not make a sound decision today for fear of having
to make a sound distinction tomorrow."
As you might gather, this is just a distant approximation, and a few
queries of my own haven't unearthed this; the usually very reliable UCLA Law
Library couldn't find anything so far. I wonder whether anyone on the list
might be of help. Please e-mail me off-list, if you have any pointers for
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