Non liquet

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NON LIQUET. It is not clear.

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Hersch Lauterpacht, "Some Observations on the Prohibition of Non Liquet and the Completeness of the Legal Order," in Symbolae Verzijl: Presentees au professeur J.
Non liquet means "it is not clear"; the doctrine of non liquet refers to an insufficiency in the law, to the conclusion that the law does not permit deciding a case one way or the other.
On the book's larger claim for a "constructive postmodernism" adumbrated or anticipated in 19th-century America, however, the verdict would seem to be: Non liquet.