The idea of law as an instrument is not new. For more than a century, law has been marshaled as a means to a particular end rather than a value in and of itself.
Gomez, Manuel A.
"Malleable Law: The (Mis)Use Of Legal Tools In The Pursuit Of A Political Agenda,"
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 19
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