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Sorry to sound "clintonesque", but it depends on the meaning you give to the word "law".
The Italian judicial system, similarly to the French one, requires precise description of everything, as the discretionary power of judges and weight of previous judicial decisions are very low. This is, believe it or not, partially a side-effect of being a "revolutionary" state... Mussolini squandered any credibility an "italian tradition" might have left. It was also an effect of the oldest judicial system on earth... we had proper judges and juries in Rome when other countries were still ruled by tribal law.
by toyg (g.lacava@gmail.com) on Thu Mar 16th, 2006 at 04:46:31 AM EST
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