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 Posted: Fri Jan 3rd, 2014 09:05 pm
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Joe Kelley


Joined: Mon Nov 21st, 2005
Location: California USA
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Looking into another source:

Common Law vs Civil Law

California, for instance, has a state civil code organized into sections that echo traditional Roman civil law categories pertaining to persons, things, and actions; yet the law contained within California’s code is mostly common law.
Blackstone is a proponent of common law? Did I miss something?

United States v. Robbins, a 1925 California case that went to the Supreme Court and paved the way for the state’s modern community property laws, was based upon a concept of community property that California inherited not from English common law but from legal customs of Visigothic Spain that dated to the fifth century CE.