This piece is intended to present the Rule Against Perpetuities, including its recent modifications, simply and understandably. Because the Rule's mechanics, even in their neatest and purest form, have seemed beyond average comprehension, the explanation given here largely brushes over minor variants in the common law expression of the Rule and its operation. The goal is to ensure that the real core of the Rule is clearly portrayed.
Robert L. Fletcher,
Perpetuities: Basic Clarity, Muddled Reform,
63 Wash. L. Rev.
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