Common law

Who judges the law?

Types of law - Legal systems and culture - Eastern and Western legal systems
As the restrictions and prohibitions are multiplied in a country, the people grow poorer and poorer. When the people are subjected to over-much government, confusion reigns across the land.
Lao Tzu
Law is listed in the Oxford Dictionary as fifteen concepts. One of the major concepts is the legitimizing of what already exists such as the common law of England. The common law legitimizes the common usages that existed in England since time immemorial. Law can also be a morality (the law of Confucius), or a cultural expression of accepted business practices (mercantile law), or an expression of political theory (Russian law).