‘Take your Stinking Paws off [my Property], you Damned Dirty [Judges and Legislators]!’

Daniel B Kelly, Restricting Testamentary Freedom: Ex Ante Versus Ex Post Justifications, 82 Fordham Law Review 1125 (2013). Professor Daniel B Kelly’s well-researched and carefully reasoned article discusses the traditional justifications for restricting testamentary freedom, not only from a legal perspective, but also an economic or functional one. The article first discusses the structure and goal of American succession law and the relevance of distinguishing between the ex ante perspective versus the ex post perspective. Next, the article explains the economic justifications for restricting testamentary freedom. Finally, the article critically analyzes the legal limitations on testamentary freedom …” (more)

[Gerry Beyer, JOTWELL, 12 May]

First posted 2014-05-12 12:24:32

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