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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61) Second, the granting of private ownership of the flats was more than an enhancement of littoral property rights, it represents a passing of some of the jus publicum from the sovereign to the private owner.
the jus publicum, the public navigation easement includes the right
to be burdened by the jus publicum and "subject only to the
element of its title to tidelands--the jus publicum, or public authority