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El Pretendido Efecto Retroactivo De La Condición Cumplida, Patricio Lazo Dec 2006

El Pretendido Efecto Retroactivo De La Condición Cumplida, Patricio Lazo

Patricio Lazo

The topic of this article is the study of Roman sources of law, to the extent that they determine whether the condition which has been fulfilled could have had, or no, a retroactive effect, since some of those sources answer “yes, there was such a retroactive effect”, while others simply deny it. In examining those texts, the author assumes the methodological premise according to which Roman jurists were used to review the cases as decided by earlier jurists, in order, either to confirm the old jurisprudence, or to establish new and varying solutions to the problems. In that perspective, the ...


Religião, Direitos Humanos E Educação, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Nov 2006

Religião, Direitos Humanos E Educação, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Não admira que haja atritos, incompreensões, entre as religiões e os poderes. Porque, antes de mais, foi preciso a uns e a outros comprimirem-se para darem lugar (espaço, mesmo) ao outro tipo de normatividade e de poder. Em muitos casos históricos se terá começado com um poder de índole teocrática. E só com o tempo e o progresso social e político se passaria a admitir a cisão do mando, num ramo secular e num ramo sacral. O grande problema do tratamento da questão religiosa do ponto de vista dos Direitos Humanos, é que se trata, no limite, de pôr uma ...


Justice Story Cuts The Gordian Knot Of Hung Jury Instructions, George C. Thomas Iii, Mark Greenbaum Nov 2006

Justice Story Cuts The Gordian Knot Of Hung Jury Instructions, George C. Thomas Iii, Mark Greenbaum

George C Thomas III

Constitutional law grows more complex over time. The complexity is due, in large part, to the rule of stare decisis. When faced with precedents that it does not wish to follow, the Court usually distinguishes the case before it. Thus, the constitutional landscape is littered with cases that do not fit well together. Navigating past these shoals is often difficult for courts following the Supreme Court’s lead. One example is the law governing instructions that a trial judge can give a deadlocked jury in a criminal case. The right to a jury trial entails the right to have the ...


Whose Music Is It Anyway?: How We Came To View Musical Expression As A Form Of Property -- Part I, Michael W. Carroll Nov 2006

Whose Music Is It Anyway?: How We Came To View Musical Expression As A Form Of Property -- Part I, Michael W. Carroll

Michael W. Carroll

Many participants in the music industry consider unauthorized downloading of music files over the Internet to be “theft” of their “property.” Many Internet users who exchange music files reject that characterization. Prompted by this dispute, this Article explores how those who create and distribute music first came to look upon music as their property and when in Western history the law first supported this view. By analyzing the economic and legal structures governing musicmaking in Western Europe from the classical period in Greece through the Renaissance, the Article shows that the law first granted some exclusive rights in the Middle ...


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.


Josiah Quincy Jr.’S Trip To The South: America On The Eve Of Revolution, Daniel Coquillette Sep 2006

Josiah Quincy Jr.’S Trip To The South: America On The Eve Of Revolution, Daniel Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


Josiah Quincy Jr., The First Sjc Law Reports, And The War In Iraq, Daniel Coquillette Aug 2006

Josiah Quincy Jr., The First Sjc Law Reports, And The War In Iraq, Daniel Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


Sectionalism, Slavery And The Threat Of War In Josiah Quincy Jr.’S 1773 Southern Journal, Daniel R. Coquillette May 2006

Sectionalism, Slavery And The Threat Of War In Josiah Quincy Jr.’S 1773 Southern Journal, Daniel R. Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


Lion In Winter – Tomás Moro Na Nossa Estação. Diálogos Com O Direito Constitucional, O Cristianismo E A Utopia Social, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha May 2006

Lion In Winter – Tomás Moro Na Nossa Estação. Diálogos Com O Direito Constitucional, O Cristianismo E A Utopia Social, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Três tópicos sintetizam as preocupações da presente leitura de Tomás Moro: antes de mais, o direito constitucional e a polémica constitucional que acabou em crime político sob forma penal – a decapitação de Moro por traição; depois (mas apenas por comodidade depois, porque está antes de tudo em Moro), o cristianismo, mola propulsora da vida, do pensamento e da obra desta figura; finalmente, a utopia social, o seu contributo para a filosofia política, numa clave que normalmente não é a da maioria dos expoentes recentes do pensamento cristão – e daí, também, a sua originalidade.


Meet The Manuscript, Daniel Coquillette Apr 2006

Meet The Manuscript, Daniel Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

No abstract provided.


Lessons Of The American Revolution, Daniel Coquillette Mar 2006

Lessons Of The American Revolution, Daniel Coquillette

Daniel R. Coquillette

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


Law And The Fabric Of The Everyday: Settlement Houses, Sociological Jurisprudence, And The Gendering Of Urban Legal Culture, Felice J. Batlan Jan 2006

Law And The Fabric Of The Everyday: Settlement Houses, Sociological Jurisprudence, And The Gendering Of Urban Legal Culture, Felice J. Batlan

Felice J Batlan

This Article argues that at the turn of the twentieth century, settlement houses were particularly important and vibrant legal sites, in which women settlement workers played groundbreaking and multiple legal roles.' Settlement houses created a geographical and intellectual space where diverse parties participated in analyzing, examining, discussing, popularizing, producing, and reforming law. More broadly, settlement houses were part of a rich and prolific urban legal environment that produced and prompted legal innovation and experimentation. Surprisingly, however, legal scholars have almost entirely neglected the groundbreaking legal work that settlement houses performed. Such neglect results in an impoverished understanding of fin-de-siecle legal ...


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.


Las Milicias En La Nueva España: La Obra Del Segundo Conde De Revillagigedo (1789-1794), Óscar Cruz Jan 2006

Las Milicias En La Nueva España: La Obra Del Segundo Conde De Revillagigedo (1789-1794), Óscar Cruz

Óscar Cruz Barney

Puntual relación de las reformas militares implantadas por el segundo conde de Revillagigedo en la Nueva España, especialmente en lo referente a las milicias no profesionales, que necesitaban una urgente modernización y reglamentación. Estas reformas se implantaron como parte de los planes de la monarquía para crear un ejército colonial capaz de defender las fronteras y litorales del virreinato y de controlar los principales centros urbanos y regiones socioeconómicas. Parte esencial de este proyecto fue la redacción de reglamentos específicos para las milicias provinciales y urbanas (ciudades de México y Puebla) de acuerdo con las circunstancias regionales y las posibilidades ...


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.


Comentario Al Artículo 86 Constitucional, Fernando Villaseñor Rodríguez Jan 2006

Comentario Al Artículo 86 Constitucional, Fernando Villaseñor Rodríguez

Fernando Villaseñor Rodríguez

Comentario junto con el Doctor Pedro Salazar Ugarte al artículo 86 constitucional (sobre la renuncia del Presidente de la República).


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 ...