Money and Judges: Contours of Judicial Bribery in Medieval Jewish and Canon Law

8 Creighton International & Comparative Law Journal 23 (2016)

18 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2022

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Shlomo Pill

Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law; Emory University School of Law

Date Written: December 1, 2016

Abstract

This paper explores the Jewish and Canon law prohibitions on judicial bribery during the medieval period. In discussing the halakhic, or Jewish law, doctrine, this paper draws on the Talmud, as well as rabbinic scholarship such as codifications and restatements of the law, and responsa dating from the 10th century until the mid-16th century. In presenting the Canon law approach to judicial bribery, this paper relies principally on two articles written by Richard Helmholz in which the author surveyed and explicated various aspects of medieval Canon law judicial ethics.

Keywords: Judicial Ethics, Jewish Law, Canon Law, Bribery, Legal History, Law and Religion, Comparative Law

Suggested Citation

Pill, Shlomo, Money and Judges: Contours of Judicial Bribery in Medieval Jewish and Canon Law (December 1, 2016). 8 Creighton International & Comparative Law Journal 23 (2016), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3975512

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