A reception statute is a statutory law adopted when a former British colony becomes independent, by which the new nation adopts (i.e. receives) pre-independence frequent legislation, to the extent not explicitly rejected by the legislative physique or constitution of the new nation. All U.S. states, with the partial exception of Louisiana, have both carried out reception statutes or adopted the frequent regulation by judicial opinion. The first attempt at a complete compilation of centuries of widespread law was by Lord Chief Justice Edward Coke, in his treatise, Institutes of the Lawes of England in the seventeenth century. The time period “widespread regulation” is usually used as a contrast to Roman-derived “civil law”, and the fundamental processes and types of reasoning in the two are quite completely different.
“How is frequent regulation changed?”
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