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"Quotation: 'The law is what the people order and establish'"The photo we used for his author photo is of the bas-relief of Gaius from the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives.
"Gaius (floruit AD 130–180) was a celebrated Roman jurist. Scholars know very little of his personal life. It is impossible to discover even his full name. As with his name it is difficult to ascertain the span of his life, but it is safe to assume he lived from AD 110 to at least AD 179, since he wrote on legislation passed within that time. From internal evidence in his works it may be gathered that he flourished in the reigns of the emperors Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius and Commodus. His works were thus composed between the years 130 and 180. After his death, however, his writings were recognized as of great authority, and the emperor Theodosius II named him in the Law of Citations, along with Papinian, Ulpian, Modestinus and Paulus, as one of the five jurists whose opinions were to be followed by judicial officers in deciding cases. The works of these jurists accordingly became most important sources of Roman law."
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The impetus behind the Occupy Wall Street movement – a vague sense that the rich are getting ever richer while everyone else suffers – was confirmed by a recent report from the Social Security Administration showing that while total employment and average wages remained stagnant, the number of people earning $1 million or more grew by 18% from 2009 to 2010. Those figures give real substance to the “We are the 99%” slogan, yet Republicans continue to insist, despite all evidence to the contrary, that if anything those “job creators” deserve an even greater share of our national income.
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