A reception statute is a statutory regulation adopted when a former British colony becomes impartial, by which the new nation adopts (i.e. receives) pre-independence frequent legislation, to the extent not explicitly rejected by the legislative body or structure of the brand new nation. All U.S. states, with the partial exception of Louisiana, have either carried out reception statutes or adopted the common regulation by judicial opinion. The first attempt at a complete compilation of centuries of widespread legislation was by Lord Chief Justice Edward Coke, in his treatise, Institutes of the Lawes of England within the seventeenth century. The term “widespread legislation” is usually used as a distinction to Roman-derived “civil legislation”, and the basic processes and types of reasoning in the two are fairly different.
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