Way Less Than You Need to Know About the Civil- and Common-Law Systems

Kevin Underhill
Judicial decisions on bee law go back to the very beginning of the Republic.

Judicial decisions on bee law go back to the very beginning of the Republic.

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When I was asked to write a short article about the world’s two primary legal systems, my first thought was that it would be very difficult to cover that topic in just 2,000 words. But then I remembered I knew almost nothing about one of them, and I realized 2,000 words would be plenty.

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