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statutory law
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The Aeneid
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  • To tyrants others have their country sold, Imposing foreign lords, for foreign gold; Some have old laws repeal’d, new statutes made, Not as the people pleas’d, but as they paid; With incest some their daughters’ bed profan’d: All dar’d the worst of ills, and, what they dar’d, attain’d.
  • Ent’ring, with cries they fill’d the holy fane; Then thus, with lowly voice, Ilioneus began: "O queen! indulg’d by favor of the gods To found an empire in these new abodes, To build a town, with statutes to restrain The wild inhabitants beneath thy reign, We wretched Trojans, toss’d on ev’ry shore, From sea to sea, thy clemency implore.

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  • We think of statutory law as being written by legislators, but most of it is written in the form of rules and regulations created by governmental agencies.
  • Atticus had two weighty advantages: although the white girl was fourteen years of age the defendant was not indicted for statutory rape, therefore Atticus could and did prove consent.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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