The "chancellor's foot" is a term coined by English legal scholar John Selden for the argument that equity is an unjustified and unfortunate interference in the regular course of the rule of law. This issue is examined by focusing on a particular doctrine of equity, the constructive trust, and on a seminal figure in the development of the modern US understanding of constructive trusts, Benjamin Cardozo.
H. Jefferson Powell,
“Cardozo’s Foot”: The Chancellor’s Conscience and Constructive Trusts,
56 Law and Contemporary Problems
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