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Page 62 - himself—to which the Commons agreed, and on April 14 it received the Royal assent, and took its place in the Statute-book as the 3 and 4 Vic. c. 9, with the title of " An Act to give Summary Protection to Persons employed in the Publication of Parliamentary Papers.
Page 302 - the sword in myrtle bough, The sword that laid Hipparchus low, When at Minerva's adverse fane He knelt, and never rose again. While Freedom's name is understood, You shall delight the wise and good ; You dared to set your country free And gave her laws equality. Anthology, p.
Page 50 - is a claim for an arbitrary power to authorize the commission of any act whatever on behalf of a body, which, in the same argument is admitted not to be the supreme power in the State. " The supremacy of Parliament, the foundation on which the claim is made to rest, appears to me completely to overturn it, because
Page 51 - of Parliament is the sole Judge of its own privileges. " This last proposition requires to be first considered ; for if the Attorney-General was right in contending, as he did more than once, in express terms, that the House of Commons, by claiming anything as its privilege, thereby makes it matter of privilege ; and also that its
Page 48 - 3. That for any Court or Tribunal to decide upon matters of privilege, is inconsistent with the determination of either House of Parliament, and is a breach and contempt of the privileges of Parliament.
Page 53 - myself against being supposed to discuss the expediency of keeping the law in its present state, or introducing any, and what alterations. It is no doubt suspectible of improvement, but the improvement must be a legislative act; it can not be effected under the name of privilege."
Page 208 - or, rather let me say, theological animosity, which it is impossible not to observe in this country. There would be a delay of at least two years before the return to the writ could be argued—probably four more days would be consumed in argument, and we can not tell how much more
Page 299 - fitly commemorate his public and his private virtues :— people, he was vigilant to maintain the dignity of the constituted authorities and the law of the land. " In private life, he was a dutiful son, a tender husband, an affectionate father, a delightful companion, a faithful friend, and a sincere Christian." There was a strain of high and antique nobleness in Denman's character that well
Page 205 - Sir Fitzroy Kelly, in the Court of Queen's Bench, moved for a rule to show cause why a mandamus should not issue to the
Page 147 - will venture to go a step further, and to declare affirmatively that (supposing the challenge to the array to be excluded) the •law provides no remedy and I will not believe that the law can have placed its subjects in such a situation. Unless I see the old and well-known constitutional practice