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Scotland as a Mixed Jurisdiction☼

William M Gordon

in Roman Law, Scots Law and Legal History: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625161
eISBN:
9780748671571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625161.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Scotland is a mixed jurisdiction in that it has shared both in the Civilian tradition and the tradition of the English Common law. The mixture stems in part from the political relations of Scotland ... More


The Law's Two Bodies: Some Evidential Problems in English Legal History

John Baker

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245185
eISBN:
9780191705175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245185.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book aims to contribute to the understanding of the character of the common law tradition. The common law is almost universally regarded as a system of case-law, increasingly supplemented by ... More


Afterword

Gerald J. Postema

in Bentham and the Common Law Tradition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198793052
eISBN:
9780191834806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793052.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Bentham and the Common Law Tradition (BCLT) is a work of philosophical jurisprudence. Philosophical jurisprudence recognizes that, like law itself, reflective thinking about law is inescapably ... More


Nancy Cruzan and “The Right to Die”

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the United States Supreme Court Opinion on the case of Nancy Cruzan who had been severely injured in an automobile accident on January 11, 1983. It notes that Cruzan remained ... More


Monetary History between Law and Economics

David Fox, François R. Velde, and Wolfgang Ernst

in Money in the Western Legal Tradition: Middle Ages to Bretton Woods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198704744
eISBN:
9780191774041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704744.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the entire text and defines its scope. The text aims to explain the main doctrinal developments in the legal history of money in the European civil ... More


Government Accountability in the Nineteenth Century

James E. Pfander

in Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190495282
eISBN:
9780190495312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495282.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses two striking features of the common-law model. First, the Supreme Court applied a fairly unyielding rule of personal liability whenever an official of the United States invaded ... More


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