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Public Law

A general classification of law concerned with the political and sovereign capacity of a state.

Public law is that area of constitutional, administrative, criminal, and International Law that focuses on the organization of the government, the relations between the state and its citizens, the responsibilities of government officials, and the relations between sister states. It is concerned with political matters, including the powers, rights, capacities, and duties of various levels of government and government officials.

Public law refers to an act that applies to the public at large, as opposed to a private law that concerns private individual rights, duties, and liabilities.

Public law is the citation given to the original form of federal and some state laws. For example, the citation for the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 is Pub. L. 97–34, Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 1720 (26 U.S.C.A. § 1 et seq.).

public law

that area of law that deals with the state and the relations of the state with the public.
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Title, Jus Publicum, and the Public Trust: An Historical Analysis, 1 Sea
Ulmen, en la "Introduccion" de Carl Schmitt, Nomos of the Earth in the International Law of the Jus Publicum Europaeum, op.
Carl Schmitt, The Nomos of the Earth in the International Law of the Jus Publicum Europaeum [1950/1974] trans.
78) The state was seen as having relinquished its title reservation of the jus publicum, or the dominant interest, making it subservient to the jus privatum held by the landowner.
the people have a public interest, a jus publicum, of passage and
recognize that the jus publicum burdens all navigable waters, even those