By Arthur T. von Mehren, Peter L. Murray
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The fabric of precedential judicial decisions and the common law principle of stare decisis channeled and disciplined this lawmaking and kept individual judges from getting out of control. The presence of the legislature to observe and, if necessary, correct judicial lawmaking ensured that the policy resolutions of the judges did not stray too far from community norms and values. [ 37 ] 6:13 P1: SBT 0521852064c02 CUFX089B/Mehren 0 521 85206 4 Printer: cupusbw November 24, 2006 Law in the United States Since the times of Holmes, American legal realism has become the dominant school of legal thought in the United States.
The development is one of the signs that contemporary American courts are giving greater emphasis to their law-making function even at some possible expense to their responsibility for dispute-resolution functions. [ 13 ] 6:7 P1: SBT 0521852064c01 CUFX089B/Mehren 0 521 85206 4 Printer: cupusbw November 24, 2006 Law in the United States 2. Legislation Except with respect to constitutional issues, from the birth of American law at the end of the eighteenth century, legislation has enjoyed primacy as a source of law in theory, if not always in practice.
Furthermore, the university environment in which the study of law was pursued naturally favored those characteristics generally associated with the scholar rather than the judge or lawyer: the love of system, structure, and generalization. Although no simple formula can capture the complexity and variety of the court systems that emerged on the European continent, approximate generalizations can be offered respecting the relationship between judge and university. From at least 1300 onward, men trained in law at the universities were increasingly appointed judges in seigniorial as well as royal courts.