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Re: CHAT: civil law (was Existential clauses)

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 13, 2004, 5:24
Thomas R. Wier scripsit:

> Really? Of course Louisiana does not have common law in its state > courts, but PR? I thought all US territories and commonwealths, not > being sovereign like the states, must operate according to Federal, > and thus Common, law. Or do US commonwealths get special provisions?
As part of the settlement whereby PR came under U.S. jurisdiction, the Spanish Civil Code was preserved. It has now been revised a bit and translated into English, and is the basic private law of Puerto Rico.
> What about Guam, which was also under Spanish rule for centuries?
I don't know. -- John Cowan "If I have seen farther than others, it is because I am surrounded by dwarves." --Murray Gell-Mann