strife wrote:temporaryhandle2 wrote:strife wrote:You can't even spell habeas corpus, and poo-poo the importance of having written laws. Yeah, to call you a lightweight would be to exaggerate your legal wattage.
You're not much of a lawyer, are you? Apparently there's no case law in the Un8ted States. No judicial determination. No court system.
Just a lot of people who spend years learning how to fill in forms.
Case law is written.
Case law is often referred to in Australia as 'unwritten law'.
To take a random example, section 20(1) of the Australian Consumer Law:
A person must not, in trade or commerce, engage in conduct that is unconscionable, within the meaning of the unwritten law from time to time.
I think this is nuts, because (as you point out) case law does get written down if written judgements are provided or the case is reported. However, it is the way our Commonwealth legislature chooses to describe it.
(That is, TH is right and you are wrong, at least as far as Australia is concerned.)