Es ist unrömisch zu fragen, ob eine Entscheidung gerecht an sich ist, da sie ja einer weit lebensmächtigeren Kraft, der constans interpretatio iuris civilis entspringt

An understanding of Roman law is important for the critical evaluation of present or proposed legislation

The Germanic conception of office as a personal relationship between the vassal and the king left little room for either an objective concept of public office or for the consequent development of set competencies

Franz Wieacker