Re: AW: crime in big cities and Europe

Date: Wed Jun 21 2000 - 12:33:35 MDT

In a message dated 6/21/00 9:43:33 AM Central Daylight Time, writes:

> It might seem
> arrogant, but our system of laws is by far superior to that of the UK or
> US. We have ended the era of court law about five hundred years ago when
> Emperor Karl V compiled a code of laws for the Holy Roman Empire.


I hope I'll have the time to discuss this at more length with you soon.
Suffice it to say that I don't agree with you. I've had fairly extensive
experience with civil code legal systems, and obviously quite a bit in the
Anglo-American system of common law. Generally, I find the civil code system
less flexible and much less amenable to a general atmosphere of rapid
innovation than the common law system.

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