your own independent research to address ONE of the following questions/exercises . Please use a single-spaced with 12 pt. font. While I don’t have fixed standards in terms of length, answers should be thorough and coherent (please don’t ramble, get to the point).
1. your own independent research, offer at least two examples that illustrate the continued relevance of the natural law tradition in today’s era and its potential problems (make sure you give a brief overview of natural law before addressing and explaining your examples). One helpful reading on this is found here: https://newrepublic.com/article/154192/sneaky-politics-natural-law
2. Look up the Supreme Court decision in a recent case titled Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. What was this case about and what was the US Supreme Court’s decision? How might this decision relate to natural law? How might it relate to Legal Realism? Do you agree with the Supreme Court’s decision? Why or why not? Here is a case brief:https://www.americanbar.org/groups/crsj/publications/human_rights_magazine_home/the-ongoing-challenge-to-define-free-speech/not-a-masterpiece/
3. Search for a case or news story that would exemplifies legal positivism (also known as legal formalism) and its tendency to ignore questions of morality and/or social inequality by emphasizing the strict application of the law. Make sure you connect the article to the main ideas/assumptions underlying the theory/perspective.
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