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Full-Text Articles in Legal History

Sursis E Livramento Condicional, 1924-1940: A Modernização Do Direito Penal Brasileiro, Rafael Mafei Rabelo Queiroz Oct 2006

Sursis E Livramento Condicional, 1924-1940: A Modernização Do Direito Penal Brasileiro, Rafael Mafei Rabelo Queiroz

Rafael Mafei Rabelo Queiroz

No abstract provided.


A Incorporação Dos Tratados De Direitos Humanos Ao Ordenamento Jurídico Brasileiro, Fabiano Barroso Mar 2006

A Incorporação Dos Tratados De Direitos Humanos Ao Ordenamento Jurídico Brasileiro, Fabiano Barroso

fabiano barroso

direitos humanos, tratados internacionais, direito constitucional


The Roman Concept Of Lex Contractus, Paul J. Du Plessis Jan 2006

The Roman Concept Of Lex Contractus, Paul J. Du Plessis

Paul J. du Plessis

This article investigates the scope and function of the written terms of a contract in Roman law. It investigates the semantics of these written accounts in an attempt to understand the Roman concept of "contract" and the legal conventions that governed it.


Disciplinary Evolution And Scholarly Expansion: Legal History In The United States, Steve Sheppard, Michael H. Hoeflich Jan 2006

Disciplinary Evolution And Scholarly Expansion: Legal History In The United States, Steve Sheppard, Michael H. Hoeflich

Steve Sheppard

The study and teaching of legal history has flourished in the last few decades in the United States. This progression has been augmented by several key factors. First, digital sources have made legal and historical documents widely accessible. A chief difficulty scholars once faced while teaching legal history was a limited access to important documents; printed scholarly journals are expensive to produce, buy, and store. However, the advent of digital technology has provided greater ease of access to once difficult to obtain sources. For example, scholars at Yale Law School’s Avalon Project placed essential documents on the Internet, where ...


Las Paradojas De La Democracia Deliberativa / The Paradoxes Of Deliberative Democracy, Andres Palacios Lleras Jan 2006

Las Paradojas De La Democracia Deliberativa / The Paradoxes Of Deliberative Democracy, Andres Palacios Lleras

Andrés Palacios Lleras

Este artículo argumenta por qué la teoría de la democracia deliberativa es problemática y paradójica, y por lo tanto inadecuada para desarrollar las instituciones democráticas contemporáneas, o para reemplazarlas por otras. Es una teoría problemática porque parte de una postura epistemológica difícilmente sostenible. Es paradójica porque a pesar de ser presentada como incluyente a nivel social, la idea de deliberación que presenta y considera como deseable, es demasiado exigente como para ser realizada por toda clase de personas; y es de hecho, elitista en este aspecto. Pero también porque señala que las instancias que están mejor diseñadas para tomar decisiones ...


The Abuse Of Rights And The Rule Of Law, Gianluigi Palombella Jan 2006

The Abuse Of Rights And The Rule Of Law, Gianluigi Palombella

Gianluigi Palombella

This article deals with the abuse that can be committed in the name of rights and of the rule of law, not against them. It explains the general characteristics of the concept of abuse from a legal point of view, on the part of the holder of a public power or of a right. Moreover, it addresses the way to identify the abuse itself by the means of legal arguments, and principles. Finally, it shows how resorting to the problem of abuse of power has been used as a tool for recognizing the habeas corpus to detainees in Guantanamo by ...


Los Principios Generales Del Derecho Probatorio Y El Proceso Civil, Dr Leonardo J. Raznovich Jan 2006

Los Principios Generales Del Derecho Probatorio Y El Proceso Civil, Dr Leonardo J. Raznovich

Dr Leonardo J Raznovich

This article, written and published for a Spanish speaking audience, provides with a critical comparative overview of the principles of civil procedure and of the law of evidence.


Book Review Of Klaus-Peter Berger (Ed.), The Practice Of Transnational Law, Nikitas E. Hatzimihail Jan 2006

Book Review Of Klaus-Peter Berger (Ed.), The Practice Of Transnational Law, Nikitas E. Hatzimihail

Nikitas E Hatzimihail

Review of an edited volume on "transnational law" (lex mercatoria). The book comprises essays illustrating the diversity of opinion among enthusiasts of a transnational or anational business law, and an empirical study criticized by the reviewer for its "concrete ideological commitment"


Doctorate Dissertation: The Manager, The Judge, And The Empiricist: American Administrative Law As A Theory Of Expertise, Yair Sagy Jan 2006

Doctorate Dissertation: The Manager, The Judge, And The Empiricist: American Administrative Law As A Theory Of Expertise, Yair Sagy

Yair Sagy

No abstract provided.


Justice Michael A. Musmanno And Obscenity (1956-1967), Joel Fishman Jan 2006

Justice Michael A. Musmanno And Obscenity (1956-1967), Joel Fishman

Joel Fishman

Justice Michael A. Musmanno was an outspoken, highly critical opponent to obscenity as decided by the United States and Pennsylvania Supreme Courts in the late 1950s and 1960s.


Sobre El Pensamiento Contemporáneo En Torno A La Justicia, Juan Pablo Pampillo Jan 2006

Sobre El Pensamiento Contemporáneo En Torno A La Justicia, Juan Pablo Pampillo

Juan Pablo Pampillo Baliño

No abstract provided.


¿Qué Es El Corpus Iuris?, Juan Pablo Pampillo Jan 2006

¿Qué Es El Corpus Iuris?, Juan Pablo Pampillo

Juan Pablo Pampillo Baliño

No abstract provided.


Retos Y Proyecciones Del Derecho Mercantil Frente A La Globalización. Un Intento De Aproximación Filosófica, Histórica Y Dogmática, Juan Pablo Pampillo Jan 2006

Retos Y Proyecciones Del Derecho Mercantil Frente A La Globalización. Un Intento De Aproximación Filosófica, Histórica Y Dogmática, Juan Pablo Pampillo

Juan Pablo Pampillo Baliño

No abstract provided.


La Suprema Corte De Justicia Y La Cuestión Religiosa (1917-1940), Juan Pablo Pampillo Jan 2006

La Suprema Corte De Justicia Y La Cuestión Religiosa (1917-1940), Juan Pablo Pampillo

Juan Pablo Pampillo Baliño

No abstract provided.


Notas Para El Estudio Histórico Del Derecho Eclesiástico Del Estado Mexicano, Juan Pablo Pampillo Jan 2006

Notas Para El Estudio Histórico Del Derecho Eclesiástico Del Estado Mexicano, Juan Pablo Pampillo

Juan Pablo Pampillo Baliño

No abstract provided.


The British Empire Patent 1901-1923: The ‘Global’ Patent That Never Was, Christopher Wadlow Jan 2006

The British Empire Patent 1901-1923: The ‘Global’ Patent That Never Was, Christopher Wadlow

Christopher Wadlow

Reflects on the lessons which unsuccessful efforts to introduce a British Empire patent prior to 1923 may offer for the European Community patent. Reviews the origin of the proposal in 1901, the state of patent law across the Empire at the time, the progress made at several Imperial conferences, key features of the 1919 memorandum and the issues discussed at the 1922 patent conference. Outlines the reasons for the failure of the 1923 proposals, including the problems created by Canada's claim for reciprocal treatment for its patents, and considers whether the EC Community patent has a greater prospect of ...


The History Of School Trust Lands In Nevada: The No Child Left Behind Act Of 1864, Christopher J. Walker Jan 2006

The History Of School Trust Lands In Nevada: The No Child Left Behind Act Of 1864, Christopher J. Walker

Christopher J. Walker

This Article details the history of the federal school lands grant program in Nevada - the first federal initiative to support public education in the new state. After providing a brief overview of federal land management history in the West, the Article presents the story of school lands in Nevada - tracing its birth in Congress and at the Nevada Constitutional Convention in 1864; analyzing the changes made by state constitutional amendments and court decisions; exploring Congress's attempts to adapt the program to Nevada's needs in the form of the two-million-acre grant of 1880 and the 30,000-acre exchange of ...


Is Resisting Genocide A Human Right?, David B. Kopel, Joanne D. Eisen, Paul Gallant Jan 2006

Is Resisting Genocide A Human Right?, David B. Kopel, Joanne D. Eisen, Paul Gallant

David B Kopel

Closely examining the Darfur, Sudan, genocide, and making reference to other genocides, this Article argues that the genocide prevention strategies which are currently favored by the United Nations are ineffective. This Article details the failures of targeted sanctions, United Nations peacekeepers, and other antigenocide programs. Then, this Article analyzes the Genocide Convention and other sources of international human rights law. Because the very strong language of the Genocide Convention forbids any form of complicity in genocide, and because the Genocide Convention is jus cogens (meaning that it prevails over any conflicting national or international law), this Article concludes that the ...


The Catholic Second Amendment, David B. Kopel Jan 2006

The Catholic Second Amendment, David B. Kopel

David B Kopel

At the beginning of the second millennium, there was no separation of church and state, and kings ruled the church. Tyrannicide was considered sinful. By the end of the thirteenth century, however, everything had changed. The Little Renaissance that began in the eleventh century led to a revolution in political and moral philosophy, so that using force to overthrow a tyrannical government became a positive moral duty. The intellectual revolution was an essential step in the evolution of Western political philosophy that eventually led to the American Revolution.


The Gold Standard Of Gun Control - Book Review Of Joyce Malcolm, Guns And Violence: The English Experience, David B. Kopel, Joanne D. Eisen, Paul Gallant Jan 2006

The Gold Standard Of Gun Control - Book Review Of Joyce Malcolm, Guns And Violence: The English Experience, David B. Kopel, Joanne D. Eisen, Paul Gallant

David B Kopel

Guns and Violence tells a remarkable story of a society's self-destruction, of how a government in a few decades managed to reverse six hundred years of social progress in violence reduction. The book is also a testament to the amazing self-confidence of British governments; Labour and Conservative alike have proceeded with an extreme anti-self-defense agenda, although the agenda has never had much supporting evidence beyond the government's own platitudes.


The Buyer Who Wants To Pay More, Ernest Metzger Jan 2006

The Buyer Who Wants To Pay More, Ernest Metzger

Ernest Metzger

In Roman law, a valid contract of sale required the parties to agree on a certain price. Some modern works nevertheless accept that the law ignored a certain species of error: the buyer is willing to pay more than the seller expects to receive, and a valid contract of sale is formed on the lower price. This supposed exception is based, not any text on sale, but on a single text on contracts of hire, Digest 19.2.52. This text suggests that, in some cases, a contract of hire might arise where the tenant believes he is paying a ...