• The History Of Capital Punishment
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    The History of Capital Punishment Crime has been a plague on society from ancient times to present. In response to this plague, society has formed structured rules to deal with the perpetrators of crime. Crime can be defined as act that society's government deems as illegal. Different societies have formed various methods and standards for evaluating crime and assigning corresponding punishment. What constitutes a crime has changed throughout the course of history. In ancient times, such extrem...
  • Magna Carta Causes And Contents
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    'John, by the grace of God king of England, lord of Ireland, duke of Normandy, Aquitaine and Hazzard, and count of Anjou, to his archbishops, bishops, abbots, earls barons, justiciars, sheriffs, ministers, bailiffs and all his faithful men, greeting.' 1 So begins the most famous legal document of the Middle Ages. The Magna Carta was a product of the power struggle between King John and his barons in the year 1215. Although it was intended to address concerns that were specific to its time and pl...
  • Member State Law Community Web
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    The History of English Law Also see: web > web > web > web > Common Law was applied overall England -Doctrine of proceedings -Case Law -Since the 13 th century: law reporting Travelling judges applied the writ-system ->problem: there wasn't a writ for every case ->to abandon the problem: law of equity was installed (where the remedy of Common Law didn't exist or wasn't sufficient; for example: market rights) Law Merchant Merchants were allowed to set up their own courts or tribunals based on mer...
  • Magna Carta Causes And Effects
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    Assignment: Describe how the events leading up to the signing of the Magna Carta shaped the document and the effect it had on subsequent history. The Magna Carta "John, by the grace of God king of England, lord of Ireland, duke of Normandy, Aquitaine and Hazzard, and count of Anjou, to his archbishops, bishops, abbots, earls barons, justiciars, sheriffs, ministers, bailiffs and all his faithful men, greeting." [sup]1[/sup] So begins the most famous legal document of the Middle Ages. The Magna Ca...
  • English Law Contract Party Bargaining
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    'The law of contract must strike a balance between two competing aims'. Many of the rules governing contract are to ensure fairness and there are a number of distinct, though sometimes overlapping, doctrines concerning this area of English law. The question of fairness may be made in relation to the way in which the contract is made (procedural unfairness) or in the terms resulting from the contract (substantive unfairness). In English law the judicial approach to contracts, which are unfair or ...