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Case Law in Mexico 1861-1919: The Work of Ignacio Luis Vallarta


Matthew C. Mirow


Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law


Guiding Principles of Judicial Decisions, Vol. 1, 2006

Abstract:     
Ignacio Luis Vallarta was instrumental in establishing notions of binding case law (jurisprudencia) in amparo actions (actions to protect constitutional rights) in nineteenth-century Mexico. This article examines Vallarta's reports of cases in the Mexican Supreme Court and his other writings to explore this concept in relation to his drafting of the Amparo Act of 1882. The work concludes that it is overwhelmingly clear from the works and statements of Vallarta that Mexican jurisprudencia in constitutional law is predominantly a product of direct borrowing of United States legal methods.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 26

Keywords: Constitutional Law, Mexico, Vallarta, Amparo, Jurisprudencia, Precedent

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Date posted: January 12, 2007 ; Last revised: March 23, 2010

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Mirow, Matthew C., Case Law in Mexico 1861-1919: The Work of Ignacio Luis Vallarta. Guiding Principles of Judicial Decisions, Vol. 1, 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=956308

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