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Unformatted text preview: Law: a system based on local customs and precedent rather than formal codes ! ! ! •It is the system that forms the basis of the contemporary legal systems of all of the UK (with the exception of Scotland), the United States, and many former British colonies ! •Early Development: Legacies shaping Today •Germanic Angles and Saxons left their language, except in the Celtic Fringe consisting of Wales and Scotland and other areas they could not conquer •In 1066, the Normans...
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