A History of English Law, Volume 1

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Methuen & Company, 1903 - Law

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Page 299 - as to the limits inter se of the Constitutional powers of the Commonwealth and those of any State or States, or as to the limits inter se of the Constitutional powers of any two or more States," unless the High Court of Australia
Page 256 - Equity is a roguish thing. For law we have a measure . . . equity is according to the conscience of him that is chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower so is equity. Tis all one as if they should make the standard for the measure a
Page 414 - in all matters, not hereinbefore particularly mentioned, in which there is any conflict or variance between the Rules of Equity, and the Rules of the Common Law, with reference to the same matter, the Rules of Equity shall prevail.
Page 300 - The rule has been repeatedly laid down, and has been invariably followed, that Her Majesty will not review or interfere with the course of criminal proceedings, unless it is shown that, by a disregard of the forms of legal process, or by some violation of the principles of natural justice, or otherwise, substantial and grave injustice has been done.
Page 125 - one lord and with him three or four of the most worthy in the county, with some learned in the law," to keep the peace, to arrest and imprison offenders, to imprison or take surety of suspected persons, and to hear and determine felonies and trespasses done in the county.
Page 293 - to examine or draw into question, determine or dispose of the lands, tenements, hereditaments, goods or chattels of any of the subjects of this kingdom, but that the same ought to be tried and determined in the ordinary courts of justice, and by the ordinary course of the law.
Page 344 - A Forest is a certain territory of wooddy grounds and fruitful pastures, privileged for wild beasts and fowls of Forest, Chase and Warren, to rest and abide in, in the safe protection of the King, for his princely delight and pleasure, which territory of ground, so privileged, is meered and bounded
Page 80 - True it was that God had endowed his Majesty with excellent science and great endowments of nature, but his Majesty was not learned in the laws of his realm ; and causes which concern the life or inheritance or goods or freedom of
Page 94 - a command issuing in the king's name from the court of King's Bench, and directed to any person, corporation, or inferior court of judicature, within the king's dominions; requiring them to do some particular thing therein specified, which appertains to their office and duty.
Page 299 - except as provided in this section this Constitution shall not impair any right which the Queen may be pleased to exercise by virtue of Her Royal Prerogative to grant special leave of appeal from the High Court to Her Majesty in Council.

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