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Judges and Judging in the History of the Common Law and Civil Law

Judges and Judging in the History of the Common Law and Civil Law Author Paul Brand
ISBN-10 9781139505574
Release 2012-01-12
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In this collection of essays, leading legal historians address significant topics in the history of judges and judging, with comparisons not only between British, American and Commonwealth experience, but also with the judiciary in civil law countries. It is not the law itself, but the process of law-making in courts that is the focus of inquiry. Contributors describe and analyse aspects of judicial activity, in the widest possible legal and social contexts, across two millennia. The essays cover English common law, continental customary law and ius commune, and aspects of the common law system in the British Empire. The volume is innovative in its approach to legal history. None of the essays offer straight doctrinal exegesis; none take refuge in old-fashioned judicial biography. The volume is a selection of the best papers from the 18th British Legal History Conference.



Political Trials in Theory and History

Political Trials in Theory and History Author Jens Meierhenrich
ISBN-10 9781108107655
Release 2017-02-27
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From the trial of Socrates to the post-9/11 military commissions, trials have always been useful instruments of politics. Yet there is still much that we do not understand about them. Why do governments use trials to pursue political objectives, and when? What differentiates political trials from ordinary ones? Contrary to conventional wisdom, not all political trials are show trials or contrive to set up scapegoats. This volume offers a novel account of political trials that is empirically rigorous and theoretically sophisticated, linking state-of-the-art research on telling cases to a broad argument about political trials as a socio-legal phenomenon. All the contributors analyse the logic of the political in the courtroom. From archival research to participant observation, and from linguistic anthropology to game theory, the volume offers a genuinely interdisciplinary set of approaches that substantially advance existing knowledge about what political trials are, how they work, and why they matter.



The Cambridge Companion to Roman Law

The Cambridge Companion to Roman Law Author David Johnston
ISBN-10 9781316239629
Release 2015-02-16
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This book reflects the wide range of current scholarship on Roman law. The essays, newly commissioned for this volume, cover the sources of evidence for classical Roman law, the elements of private law, as well as criminal and public law, and the second life of Roman law in Byzantium, in civil and canon law, and in political discourse from AD 1100 to the present. Roman law nowadays is studied in many different ways, which is reflected in the diversity of approaches in the essays. Some focus on how the law evolved in ancient Rome, others on its place in the daily life of the Roman citizen, still others on how Roman legal concepts and doctrines have been deployed through the ages. All of them are responses to one and the same thing: the sheer intellectual vitality of Roman law, which has secured its place as a central element in the intellectual tradition and history of the West.



The Making of South African Legal Culture 1902 1936

The Making of South African Legal Culture 1902 1936 Author Martin Chanock
ISBN-10 0521791561
Release 2001-03-05
Pages 571
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Martin Chanock's definitive perspective on the development of South Africa's legal system in the early twentieth century examines all areas of the law: criminal law and criminology; the Roman-Dutch law; the State's African law; Land, Labour and 'Rule of Law' questions. His revisionist analysis of the South African legal culture illustrates the larger processes of legal colonization, while the consideration of the interaction between imported doctrine and legislative models with local contexts and approaches also provides a basis for understanding the re-fashioning of law under circumstances of post-colonialism and globalization.



A History of Law in Europe

A History of Law in Europe Author Antonio Padoa-Schioppa
ISBN-10 9781107180697
Release 2017-08-03
Pages 820
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The first English translation of a comprehensive legal history of Europe from the early middle ages to the twentieth century, encompassing both the common aspects and the original developments of different countries. As well as legal scholars and professionals, it will appeal to those interested in the general history of European civilisation.



Kings Barons and Justices

Kings  Barons and Justices Author Paul Brand
ISBN-10 1139439073
Release 2003-08-07
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This book is a study of two important and related pieces of thirteenth-century English legislation - the Provisions of Westminster of 1259 and the Statute of Marlborough of 1267 - and is the first on any of the statutes of this period of major legislative change. The Provisions of Westminster were the first major legislation enacted in England after Magna Carta, when Henry III surrendered control of government to a baronial council with an agenda of institutional reform. The Provisions were revised and reissued by the king in 1263, and a further revision in 1267 produced the Statute of Marlborough. Exceptionally good surviving documentation is used to follow the evolution of the individual clauses from initial suggestions for reform, through a series of drafts, to the various versions of the final texts.



A Matter of Interpretation Federal Courts and the Law

A Matter of Interpretation  Federal Courts and the Law Author Antonin Scalia
ISBN-10 9781400882953
Release 2018-01-30
Pages 200
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We are all familiar with the image of the immensely clever judge who discerns the best rule of common law for the case at hand. According to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a judge like this can maneuver through earlier cases to achieve the desired aim—"distinguishing one prior case on his left, straight-arming another one on his right, high-stepping away from another precedent about to tackle him from the rear, until (bravo!) he reaches the goal—good law." But is this common-law mindset, which is appropriate in its place, suitable also in statutory and constitutional interpretation? In a witty and trenchant essay, Justice Scalia answers this question with a resounding negative. In exploring the neglected art of statutory interpretation, Scalia urges that judges resist the temptation to use legislative intention and legislative history. In his view, it is incompatible with democratic government to allow the meaning of a statute to be determined by what the judges think the lawgivers meant rather than by what the legislature actually promulgated. Eschewing the judicial lawmaking that is the essence of common law, judges should interpret statutes and regulations by focusing on the text itself. Scalia then extends this principle to constitutional law. He proposes that we abandon the notion of an everchanging Constitution and pay attention to the Constitution's original meaning. Although not subscribing to the “strict constructionism” that would prevent applying the Constitution to modern circumstances, Scalia emphatically rejects the idea that judges can properly “smuggle” in new rights or deny old rights by using the Due Process Clause, for instance. In fact, such judicial discretion might lead to the destruction of the Bill of Rights if a majority of the judges ever wished to reach that most undesirable of goals. This essay is followed by four commentaries by Professors Gordon Wood, Laurence Tribe, Mary Ann Glendon, and Ronald Dworkin, who engage Justice Scalia’s ideas about judicial interpretation from varying standpoints. In the spirit of debate, Justice Scalia responds to these critics. Featuring a new foreword that discusses Scalia’s impact, jurisprudence, and legacy, this witty and trenchant exchange illuminates the brilliance of one of the most influential legal minds of our time.



The royal dictionary cyclop dia for universal reference compiled under the direction of T Wright

The royal dictionary cyclop  dia  for universal reference  compiled under the direction of T  Wright Author Thomas Wright
ISBN-10 OXFORD:600093363
Release 1862
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The History of Freedom and Other Essays

The History of Freedom and Other Essays Author John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Baron Acton
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044018729640
Release 1907
Pages 638
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The Legislative Record Containing the Debates and Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Legislature

The Legislative Record  Containing the Debates and Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Legislature Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:C2544050
Release 1865
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The Civil Law

The Civil Law Author Justinian I
ISBN-10 9781329002555
Release 2015-03-19
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The Corpus Juris Civilis or the Body of Civil Law was Complied from 529 to 534 by order of Justinian I; thus, it is sometimes referred to as the Code of Justinian. It however contains the body Roman law previous to the reign of Justinian. This compilation, translated by S.P. Scott into English, and formatted into Three volumes, contains: The Twelve Tables, The Institutes of Gaius, The Rules of Ulpian, The Opinions of Paulus, The Enactments of Justinian, and The Constitutions of Leo



European Law in the Past and the Future

European Law in the Past and the Future Author R. C. van Caenegem
ISBN-10 0521006481
Release 2002
Pages 175
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R. C. van Caenegem considers the historical reasons behind European legal diversity.



The Lawyer

The Lawyer Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105063068311
Release 1942
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European Legal History

European Legal History Author Randall Lesaffer
ISBN-10 9780521877985
Release 2009-06-25
Pages 549
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This historical introduction to the civil law tradition considers the political and cultural context of Europe's legal history from its Roman roots. Political, diplomatic and constitutional developments are discussed, and the impacts of major cultural movements, such as scholasticism, humanism, the Enlightenment and Romanticism, on law and jurisprudence are highlighted.



Chamber s Encyclopaedia

Chamber s Encyclopaedia Author
ISBN-10 PSU:000030171749
Release 1968
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Chambers s Encyclopedia

Chambers s Encyclopedia Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015078178491
Release 1967
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De Laudibus Legum Angliae

De Laudibus Legum Angliae Author Sir John Fortescue
ISBN-10 HARVARD:HXJ2GY
Release 1775
Pages 310
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