Public Law

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Public Law

Legislation having to do with the relationship individuals have with their government. Examples of public laws are criminal codes, laws creating social safety net programs, and statutes governing lawsuits. Public law contrasts with private law, which has to do with relations between individuals without government intervention.
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with the English understanding of the jus publicum, the Act also
26) Para mayores referencias sobre el particular, vease Carl Schmitt, Nomos of the Earth in the International Law of the Jus Publicum Europaeum, op.
The Vermont court rejected arguments that the statutory grant to a private owner could completely extinguish the jus publicum.
After Magna Charta, the competing interests were accommodated by a legal theory that divided the Crown's rights to shore land below high water mark into two categories: a proprietary jus privatum, or ownership interest, and a governmental jus publicum, by which the king held the land in his sovereign capacity as a representative of all the people.
charged with and subject to that jus publicum which belongs to the
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