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ERIC Number: ED337382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 10
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English Law: American Courts.
Stivison, David V.
This paper seeks to remind the reader that U.S. law is based on English cases and precedent far more than most persons realize. Specifically, a 1791 pronouncement by the U.S. Supreme Court that the English court system provides the model for the U.S. Supreme Court is offered as evidence of the paper's thesis. Examples of the sorts of English common laws that have been appropriated by U.S. courts are given, as well as examples of old English concepts that have been replaced in the U.S. by legislation. This paper may prove useful to secondary history or civics teachers and students interested in legal history. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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