The legalistic approach was mainly a byproduct of reforms from the 1960's, intended to guarantee individual fairness.
I got into a frenzy and pursued the adversarial, legalistic approach.
The Church has also criticised the legalistic approach of Kantian ethics.
Gaule took a legalistic and evidentiary approach to witchcraft.
There have also been criticisms of the appeal process, which involves the cost of action in the higher courts, and the legalistic approach to casework.
If it takes just a legalistic approach, it's dead.
The Vatican asked for a more legalistic approach to the relationship between the church and the university classroom.
He tried a legalistic approach to the Cherokees' case.
Gone is the stiff, turgid, legalistic approach of Maastricht.
The general body or workers favoured militant action but Owen preferred a steady, more legalistic approach.