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The Gist and the Development of the Common
The Common Law and Statutory Law
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A. W. Scott abolished American Common Law American Law Institute Appeal appellate courts applied basis of criminal binding century Chapter codification common law crimes common law misdemeanor common law offenses common law systems Commonwealth Compare conspiracy to commit constitutional contempt of court Continental convicted crimen sine lege Criminal Code criminal conspiracy criminal law criminal responsibility custos morum declaratory theory declared defendant defined effect English law ex post facto fact federal courts Harvard Law Review Ibid Ibidem indictable judges judicial decisions jurisdictions Justice LaFave and A. W. law misdemeanor doctrine law of crimes legal systems Lord misprision of felony Model Penal Code nullum crimen sine opinion penal statutes precedent principle nullum crimen principle of legality prohibition prospective overruling public mischief public morals punishable question ratio decidendi recent retroactive penalization rule stare decisis strict construction supra tion U.S. Supreme Court United violation W. R. LaFave