Commentaries on American Law (Classic Reprint)


Author: James Kent
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780260053626
Category: Law
Page: 946
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Excerpt from Commentaries on American Law History of devises. Parties to a devise. For charitable uses. Things devisable. Contingent estates. Devises of interests. Execution of the will. Witnesses. Nuncupative wills. Revocation. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Anthropological Review, Vol. 4 (Classic Reprint)


Author: Anthropological Society Of London
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 796
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Excerpt from The Anthropological Review, Vol. 4 On the first appearance of his Principles of Geology, Sir Charles (then Mr.) Lyell was accused by some reviewers of putting the cart before the horse - Of discussing the respective merits of an unimpaired and uniform series of changes, and a succession of catastrophes diminishing in intensity, before proceeding to a statement of facts showing the adequacy of existing causes to account for ancient geological phenomena. But the order adopted by Lyell was the best calculated to prepare the mind of the reader not only to appreciate, but to take an interest in, the mass of circumstantial evi dances, or verse cause, contained in that justly celebrated work. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Lawtalk


Author: James E Clapp,Elizabeth G Thornburg,Evjue-BASCOM Professor of Law Marc Galanter, MD
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300178174
Category:
Page: 368
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Law-related words and phrases abound in our everyday language, often without our being aware of their origins or their particular legal significance: "boilerplate," "jailbait," "pound of flesh," "rainmaker," "the third degree." This insightful and entertaining book reveals the unknown stories behind familiar legal expressions that come from sources as diverse as Shakespeare, vaudeville, and Dr. Seuss. Separate entries for each expression follow no prescribed formula but instead focus on the most interesting, enlightening, and surprising aspects of the words and their evolution. Popular myths and misunderstandings are explored and exploded, and the entries are augmented with historical images and humorous sidebars. Lively and unexpected, "Lawtalk" will draw a diverse array of readers with its abundance of linguistic, legal, historical, and cultural information. Those readers should be forewarned: upon finishing one entry, there is an irresistible temptation to turn to another, and yet another . . .

The Greek Tradition in Republican Thought


Author: Eric Nelson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521024280
Category: History
Page: 320
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The Greek Tradition in Republic Thought completely rewrites the standard history of republican political theory. It excavates an identifiably Greek strain of republican thought which attaches little importance to freedom as non-dependence and sees no intrinsic value in political participation. This tradition's central preoccupations are not honour and glory, but happiness (eudaimonia) and justice - defined, in Plato's terms, as the rule of the best men. This set of commitments yields as startling readiness to advocate the corrective redistribution of wealth, and even the outright abolition of private property. The Greek tradition was revived in England during the early sixteenth century and was broadly influential throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Its exponents included Sir Thomas More, James Harrington, Montesquieu and Thomas Jefferson, and it contributed significantly to the ideological underpinnings of the American Founding as well as the English Civil Wars.

Modern American Law, Vol. 15

Blackstone's Commentaries, Revised and Abridged (Classic Reprint)
Author: Henry Winthrop Ballantine
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780365396857
Category: Law
Page: 956
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Excerpt from Modern American Law, Vol. 15: Blackstone's Commentaries, Revised and Abridged Almost one hundred and fifty years have passed since the first complete edition of the Commentaries Of Sir William Blackstone made its appearance, and Still publishers are announcing new editions. Somé of the ablest lawyers and judges of England and at the United States have devoted themselves to the study and annotation of this famous legal treatise. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Anglo-American Legal Heritage

Introductory Materials
Author: Daniel R. Coquillette
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 642
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This fascinating book about our legal heritage is copiously illustrated, original materials. From our cultural roots in the Roman law, Anglo-Saxon dooms, and English feudalism, to modern crises of social revolution and reform, this work shows how legal culture is part of what has been called the "seamless web" of history. Most introductory books rely heavily, if not exclusively, on secondary sources. This book, however, provides carefully edited and chosen primary sources and culminates with provocative excerpts of the most recent twentieth-century historical criticism. Also included are many useful charts and diagrams, and an extensive bibliography for each chapter suggests and encourages further study. Today we face dynamic challenges to our system of justice and to our legal profession. The experience of the centuries, however, is available to us, as it was to the founders of our legal order in ages past.

Democracy in America: Abridged Edition (Golden Deer Classics)


Author: Alexis de Tocqueville,Golden Deer Classics
Publisher: Oregan Publishing
ISBN: 2377933602
Category: Fiction
Page: 15
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De La Démocratie en Amérique; published in two volumes, the first in 1835 and the second in 1840) is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville. Its title translates as On Democracy in America, but English translations are usually simply entitled Democracy in America. In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous several hundred years. In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont were sent by the French government to study the American prison system. In his later letters Tocqueville indicates that he and Beaumont used their official business as a pretext to study American society instead. They arrived in New York City in May of that year and spent nine months traveling the United States, studying the prisons, and collecting information on American society, including its religious, political, and economic character. The two also briefly visited Canada, spending a few days in the summer of 1831 in what was then Lower Canada (modern-day Quebec) and Upper Canada (modern-day Ontario). After they returned to France in February 1832, Tocqueville and Beaumont submitted their report, Du système pénitentiaire aux États-Unis et de son application en France, in 1833. When the first edition was published, Beaumont, sympathetic to social justice, was working on another book, Marie, ou, L'esclavage aux Etats-Unis (two volumes, 1835), a social critique and novel describing the separation of races in a moral society and the conditions of slaves in the United States. Before finishing Democracy in America, Tocqueville believed that Beaumont's study of the United States would prove more comprehensive and penetrating.

Litigating Morality

American Legal Thought and Its English Roots
Author: Wayne C. Bartee,Alice Fleetwood Bartee
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275941277
Category: Law
Page: 149
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This volume is a thematic study in legal history that uses past and present landmark court cases to analyze the legal and historical development of moral regulatory policies in America and resulting debates. Using a "critical variable" approach, the book demonstrates how different elements of the legal process have historically influenced the litigation of various moral issues. Five moral policies are included: abortion, sodomy, pornography, criminal insanity, and the death penalty. The book's framework for analysis uses examples from English legal history and links them to American cases, demonstrating how moral regulatory policies are impacted by the legal process: by laws, by judges and juries, by legal scholars, and by attorneys. Following a brief introduction, Chapter 1 examines how protagonists in the bitter moral and legal controversy over abortion in America have sought to fortify their positions with the views of prominent English legal authorities. The authors discuss the role of English legal scholars in court opinion and oral arguments in Webster and in Roe v. Wade, and debates Roe's interpretation of the English legalists. Chapter 2 describes how attempts to expand a right of privacy under the federal Constitution to include sodomy failed the test for common law rights ("Rights of Englishmen") in Bowers v. Hardwick (1986), and includes a history of sodomy in early English and American law. Chapter 3 discusses pornography standards and laws, highlighting the history of legal actions taken against Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure in both England and the U.S., demonstrating the role of precedent in American judicial efforts to define pornography. In Chapter 4, which deals with the criminal insanity defense, the influential role of the defense attorney on case outcomes is illustrated in cases such as England's McNaughton case (1843) and America's Hinckley case (1982). Chapter 5 deals with cruel and unusual punishment throughout U.S. and English history. The book ends with an epilogue which ties together the idea of the American legal process as an inherited English process, reiterating how decisionmakers continually mine the past to find traditions and sources of moral values for justifying or criticizing current laws and policies.

Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 2

A Facsimile of the First Edition of 1765-1769
Author: William Blackstone
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226055411
Category: Law
Page: 544
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Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769) stands as the first great effort to reduce the English common law to a unified and rational system. Blackstone demonstrated that the English law as a system of justice was comparable to Roman law and the civil law of the Continent. Clearly and elegantly written, the work achieved immediate renown and exerted a powerful influence on legal education in England and in America which was to last into the late nineteenth century. The book is regarded not only as a legal classic but as a literary masterpiece. Previously available only in an expensive hardcover set, Commentaries on the Laws of England is published here in four separate volumes, each one affordably priced in a paperback edition. These works are facsimiles of the eighteenth-century first edition and are undistorted by later interpolations. Each volume deals with a particular field of law and carries with it an introduction by a leading contemporary scholar. Introducing this second volume, Of the Rights of Things, A. W. Brian Simpson discusses the history of Blackstone's theory of various aspects of property rights—real property, feudalism, estates, titles, personal property, and contracts—and the work of his predecessors.

A Commentary on the Psalms, Vol. 4

From Primitive and Mediaeval Writers; And From the Various Office-Books and Hymns of the Roman, Mazarabic, Ambrosian, Gallican, Greek, Coptic, Armenian, and Syrian Rites (Classic Reprint)
Author: J. M. Neale
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781331590927
Category: Religion
Page: 536
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Excerpt from A Commentary on the Psalms, Vol. 4: From Primitive and Mediaeval Writers; And From the Various Office-Books and Hymns of the Roman, Mazarabic, Ambrosian, Gallican, Greek, Coptic, Armenian, and Syrian Rites For unfeigned heart, the a.v. Has uprightness 06 heart, which is closer to the LXX. Cbotmm xapbias and the 111 ate dimectione cordis. And this is itself the first groun of thanksgiving, that god has by His grace made that heart which was perverse and crooked, straight and upright, so as to fit it for the study of the Divine judgments. And the word lea/med implies a teacher. The Psalmist would have as understand that he acquired his knowledge of the Divine law from god Himself as his instructor, and from the doc trine of his fathers, not inventing opinions for himself after the fashion of sectaries. There is a further stress in the word learned, as showing us that while on the one hand mere knowledge of Gon's law will not keep a depraved and crooked heart in the right way, so on the other that know led e is necessary even to the pure and upright heart to em. Lo it to obey Gon's will. And while all Gon's jug; ments are judgments of. His righteousness, yet these wo most fully refer to the final sentences at the Last Day pro nounced severally to tho se on the right hand and those on the left. Well may those souls which have heard the Voice of the Loan say to them, Come, ye blessed of My Farina, inherit the kingdom, thank Him with an unfeigned heart. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Architecture of Law

Rebuilding Law in the Classical Tradition
Author: Brian M. McCall
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
ISBN: 0268103364
Category: Philosophy
Page: 612
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What is law? How should law be made? Using St. Thomas Aquinas’s analogy of God as an architect, Brian McCall argues that classical natural law jurisprudence provides an answer to these questions far superior to those provided by legal positivism or the “new” natural law theories. The Architecture of Law explores the metaphor of law as an architectural building project, with eternal law as the foundation, natural law as the frame, divine law as the guidance provided by the architect, and human law as the provider of the defining details and ornamentation. Classical jurisprudence is presented as a synthesis of the work of the greatest minds of antiquity and the medieval period, including Cicero, Artistotle, Gratian, Augustine, and Aquinas; the significant texts of each receive detailed exposition in these pages. Along with McCall’s development of the architectural image, he raises a question that becomes a running theme throughout the book: To what extent does one need to know God to accept and understand natural law jurisprudence, given its foundational premise that all authority comes from God? The separation of the study of law from knowledge of theology and morality, McCall argues, only results in the impoverishment of our understanding of law. He concludes that they must be reunited in order for jurisprudence to flourish. This book will appeal to academics, students in law, philosophy, and theology, and to all those interested in legal or political philosophy.

Commentaries on the Laws of England - Of Public Wrongs


Author: William Blackstone
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019960102X
Category:
Page: 448
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Oxford's variorum edition of William Blackstone's seminal treatise on the common law of England and Wales offers the definitive account of the Commentaries' development in a modern format. For the first time it is possible to trace the evolution of English law and Blackstone's thought through the eight editions of Blackstone's lifetime, and the authorial corrections of the posthumous ninth edition. Introductions by the general editor and the volume editors set the Commentaries in their historical context, examining Blackstone's distinctive view of the common law, and editorial notes throughout the four volumes assist the modern reader in understanding this key text in the Anglo-American common law tradition. In the final volume of the Commentaries Blackstone presents a comprehensive and critical overview of English criminal law and procedure, prefaced by a discussion of the philosophical and basis of the criminal justice system. His final chapter 'On the Rise, Progress, and Gradual Improvements, of the Laws of England' provides a fitting historical conclusion to the work as a whole.

Deuteronomy (The Preacher's Commentary)


Author: John C. Maxwell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418587796
Category: Religion
Page: 332
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General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by means of the chapter and verse reference at the end of each passage being exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.