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  • Marriage In Churches And The Wedding Ring
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    During the 18th century, marriage and courtship was changing and new laws and regulations were being formed. Many of the traditions and ceremonies of the 18th century are still being used in the 21st century. Traditions such as wedding vows, marriage in churches, and the wedding ring all began in the 1700's and are still prevalent today. The laws of the 1700's laid the foundation for future centuries. When two individuals agreed to get married they had to determine what kind of marriage they wou...
  • Chancery And The Common Law Courts
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    Equity is frequently referred to as a supplement to the common law. Cruz on defines Equity as a system of law developed by the court of chancery in parallel with the common law. It was designed to complement it, providing remedies for situations that were unavailable at Law. Because of this, Equity provided a dimension of flexibility and justice that was often times lacking because of the common law's rigidity. This rigidity stems from the fact that, while courts sometimes altered their jurisdic...
  • Plea Rolls Of The Common Law Courts
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    The origin of English Common in the 12th century was sparked by the death of King Henry I in 1135. The nephew of Henry I was Stephen, and he was acknowledged to be the rightful king, but the magnates and such had sworn loyalty to Henry's daughter, Matilda. The entire reign of Stephen, which lasted from 1135 to 1154, was spent fighting with Matilda and her French husband. Upon Stephen's death the son of Matilda, Henry II, became king in 1154. It was from here on that the King started to take noti...
  • Web Web Common Law
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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 13th 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 mercantile c...
  • Twenty Dollar Gold Piece
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    The 7th Amendment is very unusual. It speaks to trials at Common Law (civil trials), rather than criminal trials. It states that in trials where the value of the potential award is greater than twenty dollars, the accused has the right to demand that they be tried by a jury; and that no facts tried by a jury shall be reconsidered in any court in the United States other than by the rules of common law. What does this mean? It means that in any civil case where the potential award is more than twe...

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