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The Speluncean Explorers case: How would you decide? (access required)

The year is 4300. Defendants on appeal are convicted of murder, sentenced to hang. They seek reversal from the Supreme Court of Newgarth. (“The Case of the Speluncean Explorers,” Lon Fuller, Vol. 62, Harvard Law Review 616 (1949).) Consider yourself the sixth judge deciding the case. Let’s review the facts: Five men are trapped in a catastrophic ...