|WikiProject Law||(Rated Start-class, Top-importance)|
|WikiProject Politics||(Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)|
More generally, perhaps wiki can get a legal research site together? Links? I'll probably add some to the discussion page as time goes by, but I feel I must be missing some or the www is not living up to it's potential. Wiki could fill an often desperate need on this critical area. Perhaps some working groups/pages to maximize the utility of health and law ...pages? The classical start would be to list previous best efforts/observations... WblakesxWblakesx
the current version confuses two different distinctions: public law vs. private law and Common law vs statute or Roman law. English common law is one particular legal system, which includes both civil and criminal matters. In political science, the term "public law" is used only for the law (whether constitutional or statute) that constitutes or governs state authorities and agencies. Mikedelsol 11:17, 26 September 2006 (UTC)
publice law has so many different subs that it needs to be better communicated to the PUBLIC. sadly far too often the members of the public are ignorant to thier rights and so left in the dark to stumble along void of understanding to the law that ideally was created to protect them. if public law is the laws that govern the relationship between the public and the state yet only one party is aware then one can see where there in lines vase room for justice to be missed.
Agree with Miedelsol. "As most U.S. states share a heritage with English law, the private law of the United States is generally called the common law (as it is in other Anglo-American common law jurisdictions)." No, the common law is case law. Roe v Wade, for example. Bucketloads of it is private. Carbolic Smoke Ball? That's contract law, which is private. Public and common law are not the same. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 10:18, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
presumption of innocence
the English presumption of innocence in a criminal trial, which is contrary to the French presumption of guilt is incorrect unless it is supposed to say perhaps something about the French legal system in the 18th or early 19th centuries.
In France, article 9 of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, of constitutional value, says "Everyone is supposed innocent until having been declared guilty." and the preliminary article of the code of criminal procedure says "any suspected or prosecuted person is presumed to be innocent until their guilt has been established". The jurors' oath reiterates this assertion. --Espoo (talk) 22:29, 22 January 2009 (UTC)