Category talk:Acta Pontificum (Nova Roma)
Decreta & Responsa : Commentary
- Is this intended to be a technical distinction and, if so, what do the pontifices intend the terms to mean?
- Simply, [decreta] carry specific legal implications, per the lex constitutiva. [A responsum] however, does not carry any specific legal implications, and is simply a statement by the College on a given topic (i.e., a response).
- As things go on, however, I think we will be seeing more responsa and less decreta, though only time can tell.
- When this is sorted we can make nice templates to put on top explaining which each article is.
- Yes; but the above is meant to be legal commentary / analysis, as I did with the lex Minucia Moravia de civitate ejuranda. Since no legal text mentions responsa I couldn't append it as commentary to a text so I thought I'd put it here. The plan is that whenever I come across any useful discussion about points of law or constitutional procedure I'll put it on the wiki in this format as legal commentary. Cordus 16:18, 27 June 2006 (CDT)