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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footing in this provision, any state action affecting the jus publicum,
court ruled that the PTD permits alienation of the jus publicum when the
impair" the jus publicum. (221) Surprisingly, however, the court
right to navigation was a part of the jus publicum because of its
The limited character of the grant of jus publicum under the Massachusetts Colony Ordinance of 1641-1647 has been raised by Professor David A.
conceptual distinction between jus privatum and jus publicum is evident
presumably conveyed only the jus privatum, reserving the jus publicum to
preserve the jus publicum, to protect public rights to use all
permit program "to codify the jus publicum and to provide
ownership, or the jus publicum, was a more suitable vehicle for