Chapter

The Judge's Burden

Ernest Metzger

in A New Outline of the Roman Civil Trial

Published in print November 1997 | ISBN: 9780198264743
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682780 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264743.003.0012
The Judge's Burden

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This chapter argues that the rules for dividing the day ensure that a case, once put into a judge's hands, remains under his supervision until judgement. It describes his mandate in such a way that he will know clearly whether he has crossed a line and incurred liability. The chapter provides a summary of the conclusions on adjournment. It includes the proposition that the one-day rule did not exist. The remainder of the chapter examines adjournment in practice in Rome, other aspects of adjournment, subordination, and liability.

Keywords: liability; subordination; Rome; adjournment in practice; conclusions; aspects of adjournment; judge

Chapter.  6131 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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