Louisiana Law

Reply Sun 2 Feb, 2003 04:47 pm
Since Louisiana is the only US-American state with a law system, based on Roman law (here: Code Napoleon), are there cases going to a (Federal) supreme court and ruled under Common Law as well?
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Reply Sun 2 Feb, 2003 06:19 pm
Yes. The US Supreme Court is a valid path for appeal even from Lousiania. There isn't much left in LA that is based on the Napoleonic code though. For most issues they've converted over to the English Common Law system. All commerce within the state now follows the Uniform Commercial Code that the other states all use.
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Walter Hinteler
Reply Sun 2 Feb, 2003 11:56 pm
Thanks, fishin'. (A deeper look should have given me the same answer, since the Code Napoleon was strong during Louisiana's formative years only.)
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Reply Tue 4 Feb, 2003 03:38 pm
Of course, where there are conflicts between the Code Napoleon and the Bill of Rights (e.g. innocent until proven guilty, etc.), the Bill of Rights prevails.
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