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Legal Theory 1: Jurisprudence

It isn’t simply law that governs how we behave, it is also religion, individual morality and community morals that make a difference.


Religion determines the relationship between an individual and a higher being (‘god’). 1,315 more words

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Legal Professionalization and the American Revolution

John Adams thought that James Otis set the whole American Revolution in motion in 1761. Otis’ argument against writs of assistance, in a legal case that year, Adams wrote, “was the first scene of the first Act of opposition to the Arbitrary claims of Great Britain. 1,189 more words

American Revolution

Interview of Lawrence M. Friedman, "The Big Trial: Law as Public Spectacle"

In the first legal history course I took as an undergraduate, I read Lawrence M. Friedman‘s A History of American Law and American Law in the 20th Century… 570 more words

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Conflict Analysis

Nov, 1988
Pressures put on the criminal justice system combined with rapid change in that system have intensified the natural conflict between criminal defense attorneys and the judiciary. 8,350 more words

Constitutions And Laws

Extorted By Force: The Magna Carta in 1266 & 1297 (Throwback Thursday)

By Ken Fox

(This is Part 2 of a series |  Part 1)

“The liberties which you demand, since they were extorted by force, ought not by right be observed.” William Briwere, 1224… 1,450 more words


Two centuries of mapping and locating

How can a historian cope with all invitations to look at celebrations and centenary events? On this blog you will expect me to present a different look at such events. 4,149 more words

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