Study Questions on Hart Ch. VI
draws a distinction between ultimacy and supremacy in connection with
rules (on p. 105-06internal matters and Blue Red). What is the
2) In what sense is the efficacy of the legal system
presupposed by someone making an internal statement of law (see pp.
What are the necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of a
legal system, according to Hart (see pp. 116-17)? Is this enough to
distinguish a legal system from, say, an organized group like the Boy
4) From the bottom of p. 118 to the top of p. 120, Hart
speaks of an apparent paradox that results from the interruption of a
legal system. What is the apparent paradox and why does Hart think it
is not a problem? Is he right?