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Why do judges study legal sources that originated outside their own national legal system, and how do they use arguments from these sources in deciding domestic cases? Based on interviews with judges, this book presents the inside story of how judges engage with international and comparative law in the highest courts of the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, France and the Netherlands. A comparative analysis of the views and experiences of the judges clarifies how the decision-making of these Western courts has developed in light of the internationalisation of law and the increased opportunities for transnational judicial communication. While the qualitative analysis reveals the motives that judges claim for using foreign law and the influence of 'globalist' and 'localist' approaches to judging, the author also finds suggestions of a convergence of practices between the courts that are the subject of this study. This empirical analysis is complemented by a constitutional-theoretical inquiry into the procedural and substantive factors of legal evolution, which enable or constrain the development and possible convergence of highest courts' practices. The two strands of the analysis are connected in a final contextual reflection on the future development of the role of Western highest courts.
The Continuity of Legal Systems in Theory and Practice examines a persistent and fascinating question about the continuity of legal systems: when is a legal system existing at one time the same legal system that exists at another time? The book's distinctive approach to this question is to combine abstract critical analysis of two of the most developed theories of legal systems, those of Hans Kelsen and Joseph Raz, with an evaluation of their capacity, in practice, to explain the facts, attitudes and normative standards for which they purport to account. That evaluation is undertaken by reference to Australian constitutional law and history, whose diverse and complex phenomena make it particularly apt for evaluating the theories' explanatory power. In testing whether the depiction of Australian law presented by each theory achieves an adequate 'fit' with historical facts, the book also contributes to the understanding of Australian law and legal systems between 1788 and 2001. By collating the relevant Australian materials systematically for the first time, it presents the case for reconceptualising the role of Imperial laws and institutions during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and clarifies the interrelationship between Colonial, State, Commonwealth and Imperial legal systems, both before and after Federation.
Organized as a series of authoritative discussions, this book presents the application of Jewish law - or Halakhah - to contemporary social and political issues. Beginning with the principle of divine revelation, it describes the contents and canons of interpretation of Jewish law. Though divinely received, the law must still be interpreted and 'completed' by human minds, often leading to the conundrum of divergent but equally authentic interpretations. Examining topics from divorce to war and from rabbinic confidentiality to cloning, this book carefully delineates the issues presented in each case, showing the various positions taken by rabbinic scholars, clarifying areas of divergence, and analyzing reasons for disagreement. Written by widely recognized scholars of both Jewish and secular law, this book will be an invaluable source for all who seek authoritative guidance in understanding traditional Jewish law and practice.
Legal Naturalism advances a clear and convincing case that Marx's theory of law is a form of natural law jurisprudence. It explicates both Marx's writings and the idea of natural law, and makes a forceful contribution to current debates on the foundations of law. Olufemi Taiwo argues that embedded in the corpus of Marxist writing is a plausible, adequate, and coherent legal theory. He describes Marx's general concept of law, which he calls legal naturalism. For Marxism, natural law isn't a permanent verity; it refers to the basic law of a given epoch or social formation which is an essential aspect of its mode of production. Capitalist law is thus natural law in a capitalist society and is politically and morally progressive relative to the laws of preceding social formations. Taiwo emphasizes that these formations are dialectical or dynamic, not merely static, so that the law which is naturally appropriate to a capitalist economy will embody tensions and contradictions that replicate the underlying conflicts of that economy. In addition, he discusses the enactment and reform of positive law -law established by government institutions-in a Marxian framework.
First Steps in the Law is an entertaining and insightful overview of the legal system. Geoffrey Rivlin, who boasts a wealth of experience as a former senior resident judge, barrister, and QC, leads the reader through the quirks of English law, offering fascinating details. Readers are regaled with lively descriptions of the workings of the legal system and vivid tales of the law in times gone by. Real life cases bring the book to life, enabling the reader to see the law in action, while descriptions of the participants in the legal system (including judges, lawyers, and police officers) root the book in the everyday reality of the legal profession. This is an essential read for anyone who is preparing for a law course or requires an understanding of the law in their working life.
Das Buch umfasst alle relevanten Aspekte des Fischereirechts in Baden-Wurttemberg. Es richtet sich an die Praktiker des Fischereirechts in den Fischereiverbanden, Behorden, Gerichte, Notariate, in der Rechtsberatung und an die Anwarter auf Erteilung des Fischereischeins im Rahmen des Sachkundenachweises. Die Einfhrung enthlt einen berblick ber die Rechtsgebiete, die fr die Ausbung der Fischerei von Bedeutung sind. Dazu zhlen neben dem Fischereigesetz, z. B. das Wasser-, Naturschutz-, Tierschutz-, Tiergesundheits-, Bau- und Lebensmittelrecht. Im Hauptteil erlutern die Autoren das Fischereigesetz fr Baden-Wrttemberg. Im Anhang geben sie einen berblick ber die aufrechterhaltenen Fischereirechte und die rechtlichen Aspekte ihrer Eintragung in das Grundbuch und in das Verzeichnis der Fischereirechte, die noch keinen Abschluss gefunden hat. Auerdem sind die Texte der Landesfischereiverordnung, der Verwaltungsvorschrift zur Durchfhrung des Fischereigesetzes, erluternde Zeichnungen und das Muster eines Fischereipachtvertrags abgedruckt.
Moderne Konzernstrukturen - wie die virtuelle Holding - finden sich in der Wirtschaft immer haufiger. Dabei treffen sie im deutschen Recht auf althergebrachte Regelungen wie die fiktive Teilkonzernspitze im Mitbestimmungsrecht ( 5 Abs. 3 MitbestG). Das Buch untersucht die einzelnen Voraussetzungen und den Anwendungsbereich der fiktiven Teilkonzernspitze im Rahmen der Konzernmitbestimmung. Anschliessend befasst sich die Autorin mit der Organisationsstruktur der virtuellen Holding, deren Vereinbarkeit mit dem deutschen Rechtssystem sowie ihren Auswirkungen auf die Konzernmitbestimmung insgesamt.
Das Buch beschaftigt sich mit dem Leben und Wirken von Adolf Ernst Hensel, Hermann Joseph, Wilhelm Michael Schaffrath und ihrer Beteiligung an wichtigen politischen Fragen des 19. Jahrhunderts. Alle drei Personen stammten aus Sachsen bzw. Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg, studierten in Leipzig die Jurisprudenz und wirkten als Advokaten im Koenigreich Sachsen. Verbunden durch den Prozess gegen 19 Leipziger Burschenschafter 1835-38, entwickelten sich die drei Protagonisten ab 1845 politisch parallel. Dabei bildeten sie in einem wichtigen halben Jahrzehnt die linke Opposition im Sachsischen Landtag, im Frankfurter Vorparlament 1848 und der Frankfurter Nationalversammlung 1848/49. Ihren Verdienst fur den Linksliberalismus in Sachsen und im Deutschen Bund wird hier erstmals vom Autor aufgezeigt und bewertet.
Finally! A practical guide to walk you through the process of planning for a longer life. Using her years of experience as an Elder Law and Estate Planning attorney, and the personal lessons she learned walking her own parents through this process, Laurie Menzies explains, in practical terms, the best way to plan for this stage of life. You may be asking questions like: "e;Who will care for me?"e;, "e;Where will I live?"e; and "e;Will I have enough money?"e; Unfortunately, many families either ignore the need for planning, only to "e;stumble through"e; a fragmented, confusing system that often leaves them overwhelmed and without enough information to make good choices. Most families do not have a clear picture of how their finances will be managed when they need to pay for long-term care. Nor do they have a clear understanding of the progression of care, or where to how it can be accessed. By reading this book, you will learn: * the legal documents you will use to protect and distribute your assets * how to best organize your assets to plan for long-term care costs * what are the various levels of care and how to pay for them * why every plan must consider your legal, financial and long-term care needs Finally, there is one book that can help you make sense of it all. Embracing Elderhood: Planning for the Next Stage of Life brings together the essential information in an integrated, coordinated approach to help you navigate the legal, financial and long-term care needs of your loved ones. The first and only comprehensive guide, Embracing Elderhood: Planning for the Next Stage of Life is a MUST READ for aging parents and their families!
A Study of Mixed Legal Systems: Endangered, Entrenched, or Blended takes the reader on a fascinating voyage of discovery. It includes case studies of a number of systems from across the globe: Cyprus, Guyana, Jersey, Mauritius, Philippines, Quebec, St Lucia, Scotland, and Seychelles. Each combines its legal legacies in novel ways. Large and small, in Europe and beyond, some are sovereign, some part of larger political units. Some are monolingual, some bilingual, some multilingual. Along with an analytical introduction and conclusion, the chapters explore the manner in which the elements of these mixed systems may be seen to be 'entrenched', 'endangered', or 'blended'. It explores how this process of legal change happens, questions whether some systems are at greater risk than others, and details the strategies that have been adopted to accelerate or counteract change. The studies involve consideration of the colourful histories of the jurisdictions, of their complex relationships to parent legal systems and traditions, and of language, legal education and legal actors. The volume also considers whether the experiences of these systems can tell us something about legal mixtures and movements generally. Indeed, the volume will be helpful both for scholars and students with a special interest in mixed legal systems as well as anyone interested in comparative law and legal history, in the diversity and dynamism of law.