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Understanding Common Law Legislation: Drafting and Interpretation

F. A. R. Bennion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564101
eISBN:
9780191705465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564101.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book is a distillation of a larger work Bennion on Statutory Interpretation. It consists of an introduction and eighteen chapters each summarized at the end. The common law system presented here ... More


Islamic law as common law: Power, culture, and the reconfiguration of legal taxonomies

LAWRENCE ROSEN

in The Justice of Islam: Comparative Perspectives on Islamic Law and Society

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298854
eISBN:
9780191707452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298854.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Taxonomies of law often include a category called religious law. This chapter argues that this is useless, as is the Orientalist assumption that all law can be understood through the concepts ... More


Aboriginal Societies and the Common Law: A History of Sovereignty, Status, and Self-Determination

P.G. McHugh

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198252481
eISBN:
9780191710438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252481.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History

This book describes the encounter between the common law legal system and the tribal peoples of North America and Australasia. It is a history of the role of anglophone law in managing relations ... More


The Myth of Civil Procedure Reform

John Leubsdorf

in Civil Justice in Crisis: Comparative Perspectives of Civil Procedure

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298335
eISBN:
9780191685415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298335.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Most lawyers in the United States emerge from law school in the grip of a myth. In the beginning, the myth runs, there was common law pleading, and it was very bad. Parties exchanged almost ... More


Panning for Gold: Choosing Cases for Top-level Courts

Andrew Le Sueur

in Building the UK's New Supreme Court: National and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199264629
eISBN:
9780191698965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264629.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

In common law systems, top-level appellate courts hear argument and give full judgements in only a relatively small proportion of cases brought to them. In 2001, the House of Lords disposed of 269 ... More


Bills of Rights and Decolonization: The Emergence of Domestic Human Rights Instruments in Britain's Overseas Territories

Charles Parkinson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231935
eISBN:
9780191716157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231935.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This book analyzes the British Government's radical change in policy during the late 1950s on the use of bills of rights in colonial territories nearing independence. More broadly it explores the ... More


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