Missouri Dejure

Common Law Basics


" The common law is the real law, the Supreme Law of the land, the code, rules, regulations, policy and statutes are "not the law" ,[Self v. Rhay, 61 Wn (2d) 261]


Source of the Common Law

"The common law is grounded upon the general customs
of the realm and Includes in it the law of nature, the law
of God, and the principles and maxims of the law; it is founded upon reason, and is said to be the perfection of reason acquired by long study, observation, and experience,
and refined by learned men in all ages."




Yick Wo vs Hopkins, 118 U.S. 356, 370 (1886):

"sovereignty itself of course, not subject to law, for it is the author and source of law; but in our system, while sovereign powers are delegated to the agencies of government, sovereignty itself remains with the people, by whom and for whom all government exists and acts."