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A small world after all?

With a nod toward recent Supreme Court dustups over allusions to international law, J. Craig Williams says he's willing to take on peer review of his practitioner's perspective:

"It's called context. Would it be unreasonable to turn to English law for assistance in interpreting our laws? I think not. There's not a lawyer who graduated from law school that doesn't know about Blackacre and Justice Blackstone (see section 77, et seq.).

"But if we recognize that many of our laws were derived from England (and, consequently, Roman and Greek law, arguably all the way back to the Code of Hammurabi) where do we stop? Is South Africa just one of the branches that we need to look at in order to understand our own laws?

"Depends on whether we continue our history of isolationism. Will the world get any smaller?"

Posted by Laurel Newby on April 25, 2005 at 03:50 PM | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

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