In an effort to better understand and learn law, I'd like to ask where certain concepts or laws came from. For example;
Where did common law come from?
Was there a previous legal template the "Declaration of Independence" used when drafted?
What is maritime law and where did it come from?
What is the legal concept of "mens rea"?
I feel like my last two example are probably OK. But the first two seem more like historical questions rather than the practice of law itself. Would those type of questions be a good fit for here?