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									          Today’s Lecture:




      The Power to State the Law




Session


 2
   First lesson of the course:

-- develop two basic ideas about the foundation of law in
legislatures as opposed to courts

     Legislatures                        Courts


                 statutes                      decisions
                            The Power to State the Law
                                • who has this power?
Today’s focus:
                                • what does it consist of

                                • how has it historically
     Legislatures               developed?

                                • what is remarkable about
                 statutes       it?
           Basic Ideas for Today:

the Posting of Law
    • Rome
    • Egyptians and Mesopotamia

Terminology
 • participants & the activity itself

Historical Development of Who Has This Power

Conceptual Issues
   • Universality?
   • Justific?
   (law & society) -- Rome
Warning!

 -- Very abstract material
 -- Will build upon itself (cumulate)
 -- some may not “get it” until later in the course

								
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