The U.S. legal system has been described as an “amalgamation of law systems”, with each section deriving from a different culture. This section provides some historical information regarding various sections of our modern day law system. As with all parts of this website, it is a work in progress.
- equity jurisprudence – the legal science of applying moral principles and fairness which supersede otherwise literal translation of common or statutory law. This system originated in the English Court of Chancery <in appealing to the equity of the court, she was appealing to the “king’s conscience”>.
- Roman “Civil Republic” State Law – a “fixed body of statutes” designed to eliminate crime & secure private property rights.
- admiralty law – international commercial law exercising jurisdiction over maritime issues:
- common law – body of royal decrees, customs, and judicial decisions based on moral reason instead of statutes or constitutions.
- Cultural Roots of Indo-European Systems of Law and Equity
Indian Country Law – history, legal term definitions, maps, political associations, and Supreme Court Rulings, Acts of Congress, and Executive Orders which have historically affected and/or are still in effect.
All Federal Courts – histories, purposes, and functions of each.
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: The UCC Connection by Howard Freeman