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The experience of creating the first digests of laws in the United States: the role of private companies in systematization of legislation
Vankov Aleksandr

Post-graduate student, the department of Theory and History of State and Law, Perm State National Research University; Leading Legal Consultant “Elektrotehnicheskaya Company” ZAO

614000, Russia, Perm, Pushkina Street 13

vankov@legal.perm.ru

Abstract.

The article is aimed at analyzing the American experience related to the emergence of systematization and codification of federal statutory law in the United States. The article explores the reasons that caused the necessity of putting the statutory law in order, the events and decisions that took place during that process. The article proves that by trial and error the American lawmakers were able to elaborate an appropriate mechanism for assembling vast compilations (codes) of law: this job involved in commercial organizations who eventually ensured the success. In this connection, the article contains more general recommendations connected to the methods of using commercial organizations in the codification of legislation. In the modern conditions, the conclusions are made applicable to the organizations dealing with systematization of legislation on noncommercial basis – the developers of the reference legal systems.

Keywords: Code of Laws of the United States of America, Domestic tax code, Revised statutes, Incorporation, Codification, Digest of laws, Foreign legislation, Statutory law, Systematization of legislation, History of codification

DOI:

10.7256/2409-868X.2017.2.17819

Article was received:

02-02-2016


Review date:

05-02-2016


Publish date:

18-02-2017


This article written in Russian. You can find full text of article in Russian here .

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