To say that the law is indeterminate is to say that the class of legal reasons (hereafter “the Class”) is indeterminate. The Class, in turn, consists of four components:
1. Legitimate sources of law (e.g., statutes, constitutions, court decisions, social policy, morality);
2. Legitimate interpretive operations that can be performed on the sources in order to generate rules of law (e.g., proper methods of interpreting statutes or prior cases or of reasoning about moral concepts as these figure in the sources);
3. Legitimate interpretive operations that can be performed on the facts of record in order to generate facts of legal significance (e.g., proper ways of grouping and categorizing fact situations for purposes of legal analysis); and
4. Legitimate rational operations that can be performed on facts and rules of law to finally yield particular decisions (e.g., deductive reasoning).