Question: According to E.P. Thompson “It is inherent in the special character of law, as a body of rules and procedures, that it shall apply logical criteria with reference to standards of universality and equity. The essential precondition for the effectiveness of law, in its function as ideology, is that it shall display an independence from gross manipulation and shall seem to be just. It cannot seem to be so without upholding its own logic and criteria: indeed on occasion by actually being just.” (Thompson,1977:263)
Critically evaluate the above statement.