Above The Law

For an outline of the legal aspects of war and the army, see warfare, law of. Public law issues authorities and society, together with constitutional law, administrative law, and felony law. Private law deals with authorized disputes between individuals and/or organisations in areas such as contracts, property, torts/delicts and industrial law. This distinction is stronger in civil law nations, significantly these with a separate system of administrative courts; in contrast, the public-private law divide is less pronounced in frequent law jurisdictions.

For instance, in Brown v. Board of Education, the United States Supreme Court nullified many state statutes that had established racially segregated faculties, finding such statutes to be incompatible with the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Honorable Sarah Weddington ’67—whose work as a trailblazing lawyer, beloved professor, and dedicated public servant has left a formidable legacy—passed away the morning of December 26 on the age of …