Codification (law)

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In law, codification is the process of collecting and restating the law of a jurisdiction in certain areas, usually by subject, forming a legal code, i.e. a codex (book) of law.wikipedia
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Law

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In law, codification is the process of collecting and restating the law of a jurisdiction in certain areas, usually by subject, forming a legal code, i.e. a codex (book) of law.
A general distinction can be made between (a) civil law jurisdictions, in which a legislature or other central body codifies and consolidates their laws, and (b) common law systems, where judge-made precedent is accepted as binding law.

Code of law

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In law, codification is the process of collecting and restating the law of a jurisdiction in certain areas, usually by subject, forming a legal code, i.e. a codex (book) of law.
A code of law, also called a law code or legal code, is a type of legislation that purports to exhaustively cover a complete system of laws or a particular area of law as it existed at the time the code was enacted, by a process of codification.

Civil law (legal system)

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Codification is one of the defining features of civil law jurisdictions.
Civil law, or civilian law, is a legal system originating in Europe, intellectualized within the framework of Roman law, the main feature of which is that its core principles are codified into a referable system which serves as the primary source of law.

Common law

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In common law systems, such as that of English law, codification is the process of converting and consolidating judge-made law into statute law. Common law has been codified in many jurisdictions and in many areas of law: examples include criminal codes in many jurisdictions, and include the California Civil Code and the Consolidated Laws of New York (New York State).
Black's Law Dictionary 10th Ed., definition 2, differentiates "common law" jurisdictions and legal systems from "civil law" or "code" jurisdictions.

English law

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In common law systems, such as that of English law, codification is the process of converting and consolidating judge-made law into statute law.
Not being a civil law system, English law has no comprehensive codification.

Civil code

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Ancient Sumer's Code of Ur-Nammu was compiled circa 2050–1230 BC, and is the earliest known surviving civil code.
The concept of codification dates back to ancient Babylon.

Statutes of Lithuania

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A notable early example were the Statutes of Lithuania, in the 16th century.
The Statutes of Lithuania, originally known as the Statutes of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania were a 16th-century codification of all the legislation of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and its successor, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Jurisdiction

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In law, codification is the process of collecting and restating the law of a jurisdiction in certain areas, usually by subject, forming a legal code, i.e. a codex (book) of law.
The primary distinctions between areas of jurisdiction are codified at a national level.

Consolidated Laws of New York

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Common law has been codified in many jurisdictions and in many areas of law: examples include criminal codes in many jurisdictions, and include the California Civil Code and the Consolidated Laws of New York (New York State).
The Consolidated Laws of the State of New York are the codification of the permanent laws of a general nature of New York enacted by the New York State Legislature.

Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch

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The new laws of the Republic of China were inspired by the German codified work, the Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch.
It was put into effect on January 1, 1900, and has been the central codification of Germany's civil law ever since.

Roman law

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These codified laws were the exceptions rather than the rule, however, as during much of ancient times Roman laws were left mostly uncodified.
The Codex Theodosianus (438 AD) was a codification of Constantian laws.

Sharia

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The use of civil codes in Islamic Sharia law began with the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century AD.
Unlike common law, judges' verdicts do not set binding precedents under the principle of stare decisis, and unlike civil law, sharia is left to the interpretation in each case and has no formally codified universal statutes.

United States Code

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The official codification of Federal statutes is called the United States Code.
The Code of Laws of the United States of America (variously abbreviated to Code of Laws of the United States, United States Code, U.S. Code, U.S.C., or USC) is the official compilation and codification of the general and permanent federal statutes of the United States.

United States Statutes at Large

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The "session law" publication for Federal statutes is called the United States Statutes at Large.
U.S. Federal statutes are published in a three-part process, consisting of slip laws, session laws (Statutes at Large), and codification (United States Code).

Office of the Law Revision Counsel

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Because each Congressional act may contain laws on a variety of topics, many acts, or portions thereof are also rearranged and published in a topical, subject matter codification by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel.
The Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the United States House of Representatives prepares and publishes the United States Code, which is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.

1983 Code of Canon Law

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It contained 2,414 canons and was in force until Canon 6 §1 1° of the 1983 Code of Canon Law took legal effect—thereby abrogating it —on 27 November 1983.
It is the second and current comprehensive codification of canonical legislation for the Latin Church sui iuris of the Catholic Church.

New York (state)

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Common law has been codified in many jurisdictions and in many areas of law: examples include criminal codes in many jurisdictions, and include the California Civil Code and the Consolidated Laws of New York (New York State).
The permanent laws of a general nature are codified in the Consolidated Laws of New York.

Criminal code

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Common law has been codified in many jurisdictions and in many areas of law: examples include criminal codes in many jurisdictions, and include the California Civil Code and the Consolidated Laws of New York (New York State).

Slip law

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In the United States, acts of Congress, such as federal statutes, are published chronologically in the order in which they become law – often by being signed by the President, on an individual basis in official pamphlets called "slip laws", and are grouped together in official bound book form, also chronologically, as "session laws".
They are part of a three-part model for publication of federal statutes consisting of slip laws, session laws, and codification.

Pietro Gasparri

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Under the aegis of Cardinal Pietro Gasparri, the Commission for the Codification of Canon Law was completed under Benedict XV, Pius X's successor, who promulgated it on 27 May 1917 as the Code of Canon Law (Codex Iuris Canonici) and set 19 May 1918 as the date on which it came into force.
Perhaps the ablest canonist in the Roman Curia at the time, the work of codification, simplification, and modernization of canon law was for the most part the work of Gasparri.

Consolidation bill

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Consolidation bills are routinely passed to organize the law.

Codex

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In law, codification is the process of collecting and restating the law of a jurisdiction in certain areas, usually by subject, forming a legal code, i.e. a codex (book) of law.

Book

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In law, codification is the process of collecting and restating the law of a jurisdiction in certain areas, usually by subject, forming a legal code, i.e. a codex (book) of law.

Precedent

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In common law systems, such as that of English law, codification is the process of converting and consolidating judge-made law into statute law.

Statutory law

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In common law systems, such as that of English law, codification is the process of converting and consolidating judge-made law into statute law.