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1812 - Constitucion De Cádiz Feb 2019

1812 - Constitucion De Cádiz

Miscellaneous Publications – Spanish

The Constitution of the Spanish monarchy was also known as Spanish Constitution of 1812 or Constitution of Cadiz was in Cádiz on March 19, 1812. It has been granted great historical importance because it is the first Spanish Constitution. It remained officially in force for two years when it was repealed on May 4, 1814, although as late as 1820, allegiance to the 1812 Spanish Constitution was still being demanded. The Constitution of Cádiz among other things limited the power of the monarchy, the abolished feudalism, provided equality between Spanish born Spaniards and Americans, and ended the Spanish inquisition.


Five Hundred Years Of English Poor Laws, 1349-1834: Regulating The Working And Nonworking Poor, William P. Quigley Jul 2015

Five Hundred Years Of English Poor Laws, 1349-1834: Regulating The Working And Nonworking Poor, William P. Quigley

Akron Law Review

This article will review how the working and the nonworking poor were regulated by 500 years of English poor laws. It will conclude with ideas about the principles which have since evolved to regulate the working and nonworking poor.


The Ancient Magna Carta And The Modern Rule Of Law: 1215 To 2015, Vincent R. Johnson Jan 2015

The Ancient Magna Carta And The Modern Rule Of Law: 1215 To 2015, Vincent R. Johnson

Faculty Articles

This article argues the text of the Magna Carta, now 800 years old, and reflects many of the values that are at the center of the modern concept of the Rule of Law. A careful review of its provisions reveals the Magna Carta demonstrates a strong commitment to the resolution of disputes based on rules and procedures that are consistent, accessible, transparent, and fair; and to the development of a legal system characterized by official accountability and respect for human dignity.


Virtual World Feudalism, James Grimmelmann Dec 2008

Virtual World Feudalism, James Grimmelmann

James Grimmelmann

Second Life is a feudal society. No, not metaphorically. Literally.

Two problems have preoccupied scholars of virtual world law: "What is the political relationship between developers and users?" And: "Should we treat in-world objects as property?" We can make progress on both questions by recognizing that virtual politics and property are inextricably linked, in the same way that feudal politics and property were. It is the tenant/user’s relationship with his lord/developer that both creates the property interest and enforces it. The similarity between ownership of land in feudal England and in Second Life suggests that offline courts ...


A Public Choice Approach To Private Ordering: Rent-Seeking At The World's First Futures Exchange: Comments On Mark West's 'Private Ordering At The World's First Futures Exchange', Omri Yadlin Jan 2000

A Public Choice Approach To Private Ordering: Rent-Seeking At The World's First Futures Exchange: Comments On Mark West's 'Private Ordering At The World's First Futures Exchange', Omri Yadlin

Michigan Law Review

The literature on private ordering systems has expanded exponentially over the last decade. Yet, very few scholars have actually attempted to define the term "private ordering" - a failure that sometimes leads to confusion. Some scholars identify private ordering with non-state ordering. According to this view, the private legal systems Robert Ellickson, Lisa Bernstein, McMillan & Woodruff, Mark West, and others have investigated are "private" simply because their norms are not manufactured or enforced by the state. The alternative view emphasizes the decentralized feature of private ordering systems. Robert Ellickson, for example, studied "how people manage to interact to mutual advantage without ...


Private Ordering At The World's First Futures Exchange, Mark D. West Jan 1999

Private Ordering At The World's First Futures Exchange, Mark D. West

Michigan Law Review

Modern derivative securities - financial instruments whose value is linked to or "derived" from some other asset - are often sophisticated, complex, and subject to a variety of rules and regulations. The same is true of the derivative instruments traded at the world's first organized futures exchange, the Dojima Rice Exchange in Osaka, Japan, where trade flourished for nearly 300 years, from the late seventeenth century until shortly before World War II. This Article analyzes Dojima's organization, efficiency, and amalgam of legal and extralegal rules. In doing so, it contributes to a growing body of literature on commercial self-regulation while ...


The Origins Of Property In England, Robert C. Palmer Apr 1985

The Origins Of Property In England, Robert C. Palmer

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Feudal Framework Of English Law, Robert C. Palmer Apr 1981

The Feudal Framework Of English Law, Robert C. Palmer

Michigan Law Review

A Review of The Legal Framework of English Feudalism by S.F.C, Milsom


Fourteenth-Century Promises, Morris S. Arnold Jan 1976

Fourteenth-Century Promises, Morris S. Arnold

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Holt: Magna Carta, James F. Traer Jan 1966

Holt: Magna Carta, James F. Traer

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Magna Carta by James C. Holt


Foreword, Mayo A. Shattuck Feb 1949

Foreword, Mayo A. Shattuck

Vanderbilt Law Review

In order to get a proper measure of modern Estate Planning I think it may be useful to consider, very briefly, some aspects of its history. The family trust was born into our jurisprudence in an environment which had been moulded in that solid and immovable pyramid called feudalism. In that social order there was nothing of imaginative elasticity. Lateral allegiances or entanglements were as little known as lateral movements. All lines of authority moved from the top; all discharges of duties were rendered vertically to the liege lord next above. As with human relationships so also with property. The ...