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The Dearest Birth Right of the People of England

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ISBN 10 : 9781841133256
Pages : 267 pages
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Download or read book The Dearest Birth Right of the People of England PDF or another Format written by John Cairns and published by Hart Publishing. This book was released on 2002-08-12 with total page 267 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Legal scholars from Britain and the US have revised 11 presentations they made to the 14th British Legal History Conference on Parliaments, Juries, and the Law, held in Edinburgh in July 1999. Among their topics are the civil jury in modern Scottish legal history, Medieval Wales, English manorial courts, the origins of the confrontation right and hearsay rule, jury research in the English Reports on CD-ROM, forgery and the jury at the Old Bailey from 1818 to 1821, and malicious prosecution as a test case for the fate of the civil jury in late Victorian England. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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The Criminal Jury Old and New

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ISBN 10 : 9781904380115
Pages : 166 pages
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Download or read book The Criminal Jury Old and New PDF or another Format written by John Hostettler and published by Waterside Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text looks at great historical, political, social and legal landmarks to show how the jury evolved to become a key democratic institution resisting attacks, pressure, interference, legal imperatives, and on occasion, apparently compelling law or evidence. Bridging past and present, the author conveys the unique nature of the jury, its central role in the administration of justice and its importance as a barrier to manipulation, oppression and abuse.


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Law, Lawyers, and Humanism

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ISBN 10 : 9780748682119
Pages : 608 pages
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Download or read book Law, Lawyers, and Humanism PDF or another Format written by John W Cairns and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2015-07-27 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection brings together a selection of the most cited articles published by Professor John W. Cairns. Essays range from Scots Law from 16th and 17th century Scotland, through to the 18th century influence of Dutch Humanism into the 19th century, a


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Forensic Medicine and Death Investigation in Medieval England

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ISBN 10 : 9781317610243
Pages : 354 pages
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Download or read book Forensic Medicine and Death Investigation in Medieval England PDF or another Format written by Sara M. Butler and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-08-21 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: England has traditionally been understood as a latecomer to the use of forensic medicine in death investigation, lagging nearly two-hundred years behind other European authorities. Using the coroner's inquest as a lens, this book hopes to offer a fresh perspective on the process of death investigation in medieval England. The central premise of this book is that medical practitioners did participate in death investigation – although not in every inquest, or even most, and not necessarily in those investigations where we today would deem their advice most pertinent. The medieval relationship with death and disease, in particular, shaped coroners' and their jurors' understanding of the inquest's medical needs and led them to conclusions that can only be understood in context of the medieval world's holistic approach to health and medicine. Moreover, while the English resisted Southern Europe's penchant for autopsies, at times their findings reveal a solid understanding of internal medicine. By studying cause of death in the coroners' reports, this study sheds new light on subjects such as abortion by assault, bubonic plague, cruentation, epilepsy, insanity, senescence, and unnatural death.


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Within a Reasonable Time

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105134524409
Pages : 353 pages
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Enlightenment, Legal Education, and Critique

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ISBN 10 : 9780748682157
Pages : 592 pages
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Download or read book Enlightenment, Legal Education, and Critique PDF or another Format written by John W Cairns and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2015-07-27 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Enlightenment, Legal Education, and Critique deals with broad themes in Legal History, such as the development of Scots Law through the major legal thinkers of the Enlightenment, essays on Roman law and miscellaneous essays on the literary and philosophic


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The Missing American Jury

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ISBN 10 : 9781316666562
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Download or read book The Missing American Jury PDF or another Format written by Suja A. Thomas and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-06-16 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Criminal, civil, and grand juries have disappeared from the American legal system. Over time, despite their significant presence in the Constitution, juries have been robbed of their power by the federal government and the states. For example, leveraging harsher criminal penalties, executive officials have forced criminal defendants into plea bargains, eliminating juries. Capping money awards, legislatures have stripped juries of their power to fix damages. Ordering summary judgment, judges dispose of civil cases without sending them to a jury. This is not what the founders intended. Examining the Constitution's text and historical sources, the book explores how the jury's authority has been taken and how it can be restored to its rightful, co-equal position as a 'branch' of government. Discussing the value of juries beyond the Constitution's requirements, the book also discusses the significance of juries world-wide and argues jury decision-making should be preferred over determinations by other governmental bodies.


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Rights and Private Law

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ISBN 10 : 9781847318527
Pages : 684 pages
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Download or read book Rights and Private Law PDF or another Format written by Donal Nolan and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2011-12-02 with total page 684 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In recent years a strand of thinking has developed in private law scholarship which has come to be known as 'rights' or 'rights-based' analysis. Rights analysis seeks to develop an understanding of private law obligations that is driven, primarily or exclusively, by the recognition of the rights we have against each other, rather than by other influences on private law, such as the pursuit of community welfare goals. Notions of rights are also assuming greater importance in private law in other respects. Human rights instruments are having an increasing influence on private law doctrines. And in the law of unjust enrichment, an important debate has recently begun on the relationship between restitution of rights and restitution of value. This collection is a significant contribution to debate about the role of rights in private law. It includes essays by leading private law scholars addressing fundamental questions about the role of rights in private law as a whole and within particular areas of private law. The collection includes contributions by advocates and critics of rights-based approaches and provides a thorough and balanced analysis of the relationship between rights and private law.


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A History of Water Rights at Common Law

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ISBN 10 : 0198265816
Pages : 444 pages
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Download or read book A History of Water Rights at Common Law PDF or another Format written by Joshua Getzler and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2004 with total page 444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Water resources were central to England's precocious economic development in the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries, and then again in the industrial, transport, and urban revolutions of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Each of these periods saw a great deal of legal conflict over water rights, often between domestic, agricultural, and manufacturing interests competing for access to flowing water. From 1750 the common-law courts developed a large but unstable body of legal doctrine, specifying strong property rights in flowing water attached to riparian possession, and also limited rights to surface and underground waters. The new water doctrines were built from older concepts of common goods and the natural rights of ownership, deriving from Roman and Civilian law, together with the English sources of Bracton and Blackstone. Water law is one of the most Romanesque parts of English law, demonstrating the extent to which Common and Civilian law have commingled. Water law stands as a refutation of the still-common belief that English and European law parted ways irreversibly in the twelfth century. Getzler also describes the economic as well as the legal history of water use from early times, and examines the classical problem of the relationship between law and economic development. He suggests that water law was shaped both by the impact of technological innovations and by economic ideology, but above all by legalism.


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Law, Lawyers and Litigants in Early Modern England

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ISBN 10 : 9781108491723
Pages : 385 pages
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Download or read book Law, Lawyers and Litigants in Early Modern England PDF or another Format written by Joanne Begiato and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-06-27 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the impact of legal ideas and legal consciousness on early modern English society and culture.


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English Common Law in the Age of Mansfield

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ISBN 10 : 9780807864005
Pages : 448 pages
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Download or read book English Common Law in the Age of Mansfield PDF or another Format written by James Oldham and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2005-12-15 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the eighteenth century, the English common law courts laid the foundation that continues to support present-day Anglo-American law. Lord Mansfield, Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, 1756-1788, was the dominant judicial force behind these developments. In this abridgment of his two-volume book, The Mansfield Manuscripts and the Growth of English Law in the Eighteenth Century, James Oldham presents the fundamentals of the English common law during this period, with a detailed description of the operational features of the common law courts. This work includes revised and updated versions of the historical and analytical essays that introduced the case transcriptions in the original volumes, with each chapter focusing on a different aspect of the law. While considerable scholarship has been devoted to the eighteenth-century English criminal trial, little attention has been given to the civil side. This book helps to fill that gap, providing an understanding of the principal body of substantive law with which America's founding fathers would have been familiar. It is an invaluable reference for practicing lawyers, scholars, and students of Anglo-American legal history.


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Law and Society in Later Medieval England and Ireland

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ISBN 10 : 9781317107767
Pages : 280 pages
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Download or read book Law and Society in Later Medieval England and Ireland PDF or another Format written by Travis R. Baker and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-22 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Law mattered in later medieval England and Ireland. A quick glance at the sources suggests as much. From the charter to the will to the court roll, the majority of the documents which have survived from later medieval England and Ireland, and medieval Europe in general, are legal in nature. Yet despite the fact that law played a prominent role in medieval society, legal history has long been a marginal subject within medieval studies both in Britain and North America. Much good work has been done in this field, but there is much still to do. This volume, a collection of essays in honour of Paul Brand, who has contributed perhaps more than any other historian to our understanding of the legal developments of later medieval England and Ireland, is intended to help fill this gap. The essays collected in this volume, which range from the twelfth to the sixteenth century, offer the latest research on a variety of topics within this field of inquiry. While some consider familiar topics, they do so from new angles, whether by exploring the underlying assumptions behind England’s adoption of trial by jury for crime or by assessing the financial aspects of the General Eyre, a core institution of jurisdiction in twelfth- and thirteenth-century England. Most, however, consider topics which have received little attention from scholars, from the significance of judges and lawyers smiling and laughing in the courtroom to the profits and perils of judicial office in English Ireland. The essays provide new insights into how the law developed and functioned within the legal profession and courtroom in late medieval England and Ireland, as well as how it pervaded the society at large.


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The Unity of Public Law

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ISBN 10 : 9781841134345
Pages : 519 pages
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Download or read book The Unity of Public Law PDF or another Format written by David Dyzenhaus and published by Hart Publishing. This book was released on 2004-03 with total page 519 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book tackles the relationship between the common law of judicial review, the written constitution and public international law.


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Maintenance in Medieval England

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ISBN 10 : 9781108210232
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Download or read book Maintenance in Medieval England PDF or another Format written by Jonathan Rose and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-06-22 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first book covering those who abused and misused the legal system in medieval England and the initial attempts of the Anglo-American legal system to deal with these forms of legal corruption. Maintenance, in the sense of intermeddling in another person's litigation, was a source of repeated complaint in medieval England. This book reveals for the first time what actually transpired in the resultant litigation. Extensive study of the primary sources shows that the statutes prohibiting maintenance did not achieve their objectives because legal proceedings were rarely brought against those targeted by the statutes: the great and the powerful. Illegal maintenance was less extensive than frequently asserted because medieval judges recognized a number of valid justifications for intermeddling in litigation. Further, the book casts doubt on the effectiveness of the statutory regulation of livery. This is a treasure trove for legal historians, literature scholars, lawyers, and academic libraries.


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Law and Society in England 1750-1950

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ISBN 10 : 9781509931262
Pages : 672 pages
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Download or read book Law and Society in England 1750-1950 PDF or another Format written by William Cornish and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-10-31 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Law and Society in England 1750–1950 is an indispensable text for those wishing to study English legal history and to understand the foundations of the modern British state. In this new updated edition the authors explore the complex relationship between legal and social change. They consider the ways in which those in power themselves imagined and initiated reform and the ways in which they were obliged to respond to demands for change from outside the legal and political classes. What emerges is a lively and critical account of the evolution of modern rights and expectations, and an engaging study of the formation of contemporary social, administrative and legal institutions and ideas, and the road that was travelled to create them. The book is divided into eight chapters: Institutions and Ideas; Land; Commerce and Industry; Labour Relations; The Family; Poverty and Education; Accidents; and Crime. This extensively referenced analysis of modern social and legal history will be invaluable to students and teachers of English law, political science, and social history.


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Theatre and Testimony in Shakespeare's England

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ISBN 10 : 9781139503402
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Download or read book Theatre and Testimony in Shakespeare's England PDF or another Format written by Holger Schott Syme and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2011-12-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Holger Syme presents a radically new explanation for the theatre's importance in Shakespeare's time. He portrays early modern England as a culture of mediation, dominated by transactions in which one person stood in for another, giving voice to absent speakers or bringing past events to life. No art form related more immediately to this culture than the theatre. Arguing against the influential view that the period underwent a crisis of representation, Syme draws upon extensive archival research in the fields of law, demonology, historiography and science to trace a pervasive conviction that testimony and report, delivered by properly authorised figures, provided access to truth. Through detailed close readings of plays by Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare - in particular Volpone, Richard II and The Winter's Tale - and analyses of criminal trial procedures, the book constructs a revisionist account of the nature of representation on the early modern stage.


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Writing in Public

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ISBN 10 : 9781421426310
Pages : 312 pages
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Download or read book Writing in Public PDF or another Format written by Trevor Ross and published by Johns Hopkins University Press. This book was released on 2018-11-01 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Yet, paradoxically, it is only by occupying no definable place within the public sphere that literature can remain as indeterminate as the public whose self-reinvention it serves.