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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-05 11:45 AM
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32. After all this time
Scotland's laws have become a blend, but:

'Civil or civilian law is a legal tradition which is the basis of the law in the majority of countries of the world, especially in continental Europe, but also in Quebec (Canada), Louisiana (USA), Japan, Latin America, and most former colonies of continental European countries. The Scottish legal system is usually considered to be a mixed system in that Scots law has a basis in Roman law, combining features of both uncodified Civil law dating back to the Corpus Juris Civilis and common law with medieval sources, further influenced by English law after the Union of 1707.

In the United States, civil law is formally the basis of the law of Louisiana (as circumscribed by federal law and the U.S. Constitution), although in western and southwestern parts of the U.S., laws in such diverse areas as divorce and water rights show the influence of their Iberian civil-law heritage, being based on distinctly different principles from the laws of the northeastern states colonized by settlers with English common-law roots.'

'Civil law is primarily contrasted against common law, which is the legal system developed among Anglo-Saxon peoples, especially in England.'


'Sparked by the age of enlightenment, attempts to codify private law began during the second half of the 18th century (see civil code), but civil codes with a lasting influence were promulgated only after the French Revolution, in jurisdictions such as France (with its Napoleonic Code), Austria (see ABGB), Quebec (see Civil Code of Quebec), Spain, the Netherlands and Germany (see BGB). However, codification is by no means a defining characteristic of a civil law system, as e.g. the civil law systems of Scandinavian countries remain largely uncodified, whereas common law jurisdictions have frequently codified parts of their laws, e.g. in the U.S. Uniform Commercial Code. There are also mixed systems, such as the laws of Scotland, Namibia and South Africa.'

http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Civil-law -(legal-system)#Civil_vs_Common_law
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  - Sharia move in Canada draws anger ButterflyBlood  Sep-08-05 09:39 PM   #0 
  - I have no Fucking IDEA what the Ontario Province is doing  Beaver Tail   Sep-08-05 09:43 PM   #1 
  - get rid of all  BayCityProgressive   Sep-08-05 09:45 PM   #2 
     - Exactly! Get rid of them all. Religion has NO PLACE in legal contexts  Mairead   Sep-09-05 10:55 AM   #31 
  - Well see, we already have  Maple   Sep-08-05 09:45 PM   #3 
  - I'm pretty open-minded on religion, but Sharia needs to go  Rabrrrrrr   Sep-08-05 09:45 PM   #4 
  - Stop  CHIMO   Sep-08-05 09:49 PM   #7 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-09-05 08:28 PM   #92 
     - Sheep herders were the ones  Maple   Sep-09-05 08:36 PM   #93 
  - Perhaps  CHIMO   Sep-08-05 09:46 PM   #5 
  - Fine with me, then, so long as it's watched over by the courts  Rabrrrrrr   Sep-08-05 10:07 PM   #11 
  - I Think  CHIMO   Sep-08-05 10:15 PM   #12 
  - Well there's always that 'cross-over' generation  Maple   Sep-08-05 10:32 PM   #15 
  - And you're very right on that one  Rabrrrrrr   Sep-08-05 10:36 PM   #16 
  - Believe it or not: (to borrow from Ripley's)  PsychoDad   Sep-10-05 07:02 PM   #114 
     - excuse me, but ...  iverglas   Sep-10-05 10:03 PM   #123 
  - No, Sharia is still a sexist, medieval institution. Progressive  geek tragedy   Sep-09-05 01:50 AM   #19 
  - So is Christianity  Maple   Sep-09-05 03:04 AM   #23 
  - This board is about Islamic Sharia, not Christianity  brentspeak   Sep-09-05 01:11 PM   #36 
  - It's about a religious tribunal  Maple   Sep-09-05 01:21 PM   #43 
  - Thank you!  smirkymonkey   Sep-09-05 01:41 PM   #52 
  - Indeed, but as far as legal institutions go  Bassic   Sep-09-05 01:17 PM   #39 
  - aargh, posted in the wrong place - deleted  iverglas   Sep-09-05 02:11 PM   #76 
  - I oppose Christian courts too. eom  geek tragedy   Sep-09-05 06:44 PM   #82 
  - and what do you call Catholicism and Protestantism?  SemperEadem   Sep-09-05 09:28 AM   #28 
     - I call them  brentspeak   Sep-09-05 01:12 PM   #37 
     - I oppose the idea of Christian courts too. However, Sharia has specific  geek tragedy   Sep-09-05 06:44 PM   #81 
        - Doesn't matter what you oppose  Maple   Sep-09-05 06:47 PM   #83 
           - Well, three cheers for the USA's separation of church and state. eom  geek tragedy   Sep-09-05 06:51 PM   #84 
              - Gee yeah, how's that going btw?  Maple   Sep-09-05 06:53 PM   #85 
              - It's going horrible, as it has for years.  Qibing Zero   Sep-11-05 08:56 PM   #135 
                 - and ain't it just the damnedest thing ...  iverglas   Sep-12-05 07:15 AM   #138 
              - Mosque's and Islam are not a "Church"  Charles19   Sep-11-05 04:01 PM   #133 
  - It still needs to go. So do Christian and Jewish tribunals.  Bassic   Sep-09-05 01:16 PM   #38 
  - Are You  CHIMO   Sep-09-05 01:18 PM   #41 
  - No actually I am not.  Bassic   Sep-09-05 01:35 PM   #49 
     - Well  CHIMO   Sep-09-05 01:46 PM   #54 
        - Are you certain of that?  Bassic   Sep-09-05 01:54 PM   #63 
           - To The Best  CHIMO   Sep-09-05 02:03 PM   #70 
              - Ah then, the text of the contract says what we want it to say doesen't it?  Bassic   Sep-09-05 02:05 PM   #73 
  - We already  Maple   Sep-09-05 01:22 PM   #44 
     - We live under the same criminal laws yes.  Bassic   Sep-09-05 01:38 PM   #50 
        - It's a voluntary out of court settlement route  Maple   Sep-09-05 01:46 PM   #53 
        - I understand that  Bassic   Sep-09-05 01:57 PM   #66 
           - The same thing applies to everyone  Maple   Sep-09-05 02:01 PM   #69 
              - Indeed, and that is why I think  Bassic   Sep-09-05 02:04 PM   #71 
                 - It's voluntary  Maple   Sep-09-05 02:06 PM   #74 
                    - On paper yes.  Bassic   Sep-10-05 09:37 AM   #107 
                       - Hence the use  Maple   Sep-10-05 09:45 AM   #108 
                          - Ah yes judicial oversight  Bassic   Sep-12-05 07:05 AM   #137 
        - I agree.  Burning Water   Sep-10-05 06:55 PM   #113 
           - Why Should  CHIMO   Sep-10-05 07:06 PM   #115 
           - I'm not sure  Burning Water   Sep-10-05 08:23 PM   #116 
              - Well  CHIMO   Sep-10-05 08:38 PM   #117 
                 - OK then  Burning Water   Sep-11-05 09:23 AM   #124 
                    - OK  CHIMO   Sep-11-05 11:40 AM   #125 
                    - I still think it is  Burning Water   Sep-11-05 02:25 PM   #127 
                       - OK  CHIMO   Sep-11-05 02:38 PM   #129 
                       - then you need to keep learning  iverglas   Sep-11-05 03:43 PM   #132 
                    - well there ya go  iverglas   Sep-11-05 01:09 PM   #126 
                       - You say  Burning Water   Sep-11-05 02:36 PM   #128 
                          - okey dokey  iverglas   Sep-11-05 03:11 PM   #130 
                             - OK  Burning Water   Sep-11-05 03:42 PM   #131 
           - THE LAWS ARE THE BLOODY SAME  iverglas   Sep-10-05 09:34 PM   #119 
  - thank you  iverglas   Sep-09-05 01:17 PM   #40 
  - No, because I firmly believe that no religious "laws" should be  smirkymonkey   Sep-09-05 01:39 PM   #51 
  - get a bloody clue  iverglas   Sep-09-05 01:47 PM   #55 
  - Since when are you a defender of those who seek to diminish  smirkymonkey   Sep-09-05 02:00 PM   #68 
     - That is cultural, not Islamic  Maple   Sep-09-05 02:08 PM   #75 
     - get a bloody clue  iverglas   Sep-09-05 02:15 PM   #78 
        - You keep repeating the same thing over and over again, but I have yet to  smirkymonkey   Sep-09-05 06:16 PM   #80 
           - my posts are most certainly not a defence  iverglas   Sep-09-05 06:56 PM   #86 
           - Sorry, I am really pissed off today and wrongly took it out on you.  smirkymonkey   Sep-09-05 07:15 PM   #87 
              - I am with you on the basics  iverglas   Sep-09-05 07:33 PM   #89 
              - Just Jumping  CHIMO   Sep-09-05 07:33 PM   #90 
                 - there is a host of ways of dealing with all sorts of problems  iverglas   Sep-09-05 07:49 PM   #91 
           - okay, here's a clue: what this is actually about, for anyone who cares  iverglas   Sep-09-05 07:19 PM   #88 
  - It doesn't  Maple   Sep-09-05 01:47 PM   #56 
  - In the De Jure sense, perhaps, but I don't think there is any  smirkymonkey   Sep-09-05 01:52 PM   #60 
     - Well it has for years  Maple   Sep-09-05 01:54 PM   #64 
  - Well  CHIMO   Sep-09-05 01:53 PM   #62 
  - They shouldn't allow ANY "religious tribunals."  Redstone   Sep-09-05 08:43 PM   #94 
  - dear me  iverglas   Sep-09-05 08:46 PM   #95 
  - Canadian law prevails  Maple   Sep-09-05 08:47 PM   #96 
     - Ah, but (especially in the case of sharia), how do we know  Redstone   Sep-09-05 08:54 PM   #97 
        - Well see, that's what the regulation would be for  Maple   Sep-09-05 09:03 PM   #98 
           - No, it wouldn't. You don't have any experience being  Redstone   Sep-09-05 09:07 PM   #100 
              - Yes, that's exactly what it's for  Maple   Sep-09-05 09:12 PM   #101 
              - Giving the sons of bitches who beat their wives  Redstone   Sep-09-05 09:21 PM   #102 
                 - It's not an advantage  Maple   Sep-09-05 09:27 PM   #103 
              - I do  iverglas   Sep-10-05 06:36 PM   #112 
  - A good link, but...  Wrinkle_In_Time   Sep-09-05 09:39 PM   #104 
     - That's Fine  CHIMO   Sep-09-05 09:50 PM   #105 
  - Ms Boyd wants the Catholic and Jewish tribunals OUT.  BiggJawn   Sep-08-05 09:46 PM   #6 
  - Good.  Holland   Sep-08-05 10:16 PM   #13 
  - So  CHIMO   Sep-08-05 10:23 PM   #14 
  - I agree!  smirkymonkey   Sep-09-05 01:48 PM   #57 
     - That depends on the religions don't you think?  Maple   Sep-09-05 01:50 PM   #59 
  - thanks for your interpretation  iverglas   Sep-09-05 01:20 PM   #42 
     - Well, EXCUSSSSSSSSSSE! ME!!!!  BiggJawn   Sep-09-05 02:37 PM   #79 
  - This is stupid  fujiyama   Sep-08-05 09:54 PM   #8 
  - What Laws  CHIMO   Sep-08-05 09:55 PM   #9 
  - Yeah tell us all about that  Maple   Sep-08-05 09:57 PM   #10 
  - Dual Legal Systems don't work  Adrian Luca   Sep-09-05 01:05 AM   #17 
  - They have here for a century  Maple   Sep-09-05 01:14 AM   #18 
  - Canada has had dual legal system since 1763. Quebec civil law is  applegrove   Sep-09-05 02:05 AM   #21 
     - Quebec has the Napoleonic Code  Maple   Sep-09-05 03:03 AM   #22 
     - While Scots law does differ from English law  muriel_volestrangler   Sep-09-05 06:24 AM   #25 
        - After all this time  Maple   Sep-09-05 11:45 AM   #32 
     - actually, legal systems have a great deal to do with culture  iverglas   Sep-09-05 01:24 PM   #45 
  - But "marriage" is a dual institution by nature  TygrBright   Sep-09-05 12:26 PM   #34 
  - Both parties have to agree. Criminal law & Family law court still  applegrove   Sep-09-05 02:03 AM   #20 
  - Yup, strictly voluntary  Maple   Sep-09-05 03:05 AM   #24 
     - in theory, Canadian laws cannot be violated.  Canadian_moderate   Sep-09-05 09:08 AM   #26 
        - Muslim women  Maple   Sep-09-05 11:51 AM   #33 
        - looked at another way  iverglas   Sep-09-05 01:28 PM   #47 
  - This is really interesting. Alternative Dispute Resolution is usually  1932   Sep-09-05 09:21 AM   #27 
  - Do you really think that...  Canadian_moderate   Sep-09-05 10:32 AM   #29 
     - There are some cultural presumptions here that might not  1932   Sep-09-05 10:48 AM   #30 
  - The correct question would be  Bassic   Sep-09-05 01:06 PM   #35 
  - It's been in operation  Maple   Sep-09-05 01:25 PM   #46 
     - I know it's been in preparation for years  Bassic   Sep-09-05 01:34 PM   #48 
        - No, it's been in operation for years  Maple   Sep-09-05 01:48 PM   #58 
           - Sorry misread you, but  Bassic   Sep-09-05 01:52 PM   #61 
              - Religious people  Maple   Sep-09-05 01:56 PM   #65 
                 - Yes, I know that  Bassic   Sep-09-05 01:59 PM   #67 
                    - And again  Maple   Sep-09-05 02:04 PM   #72 
  - and now, for those who care to have a clue before making noises  iverglas   Sep-09-05 02:13 PM   #77 
  - The fact it is happening informally also begs the question..if you  applegrove   Sep-09-05 09:06 PM   #99 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-09-05 09:55 PM   #106 
     - ya think?  iverglas   Sep-10-05 05:04 PM   #109 
     - ... and as long as we're discussing ignorance  iverglas   Sep-10-05 05:38 PM   #110 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-10-05 09:19 PM   #118 
           - to sum up our differences  iverglas   Sep-10-05 09:51 PM   #120 
           - thank you, btw  iverglas   Sep-10-05 10:02 PM   #122 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-10-05 06:15 PM   #111 
  - Religious arbitration bodies,  RUMMYisFROSTED   Sep-10-05 09:57 PM   #121 
  - I just don't see the problem  Spiffarino   Sep-11-05 08:34 PM   #134 
  - THE ARGUMENT IS OVER FOLKS  Maple   Sep-11-05 09:01 PM   #136 
 

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