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Academic Freedom.

Overview page. Subjects: Law — United States History.

The American tradition of academic freedom drew inspiration from the German concept of Lehrfreiheit, the statutory rights of professors in state universities to teach and do research...

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Admiralty Court

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Regional and National History.

A court forming part of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court whose jurisdiction embraces civil actions relating to ships and the sea. Puisne judges hear cases with the assistance of...

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Albert Bathurst Piddington

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Australasian and Pacific History.

(1862–1945)

qualified in law but chose to teach, including five years at the University of Sydney where his circle of friends included Christopher Brennan. In 1895 he was elected...

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American Bar Association

Overview page. Subjects: Law — United States History.

The American Bar Association (ABA) was founded in 1878 in Saratoga Springs, New York, as a voluntary, national organization of the legal profession. Its initial membership totaled 289...

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Andrew Inglis Clark

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Australasian and Pacific History.

(1848–1907)

was a federationist who helped draft the Commonwealth constitution. A lawyer and parliamentarian in Tasmania, he was an advanced liberal and admirer of the USA with a...

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basic wage

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Australasian and Pacific History.

Sometimes also referred to as a ‘living wage’ or ‘minimum wage’. The principle of a basic wage was most famously enunciated by H. B. Higgins in the ‘Harvester Judgment’: Ex ...

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BELGRAVE, Elliott (Fitzroy) (<i>born</i> 1931), Governor General of Barbados, since 2012

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law; Law; Courts and Procedure; History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours. 99 words.

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Bloody Assizes

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Law.

Was the name given to the mass trials of Monmouth's rebels in 1685, presided over by Jeffreys and four other judges. The judges indicated that pleas of not guilty would invariably mean...

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Bloody Sunday

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History — Law.

1887, 1920.

The encounter on 13 November 1887 in Trafalgar Square between radicals and Irish and police, supported by troops, attempting to enforce a ban, left two demonstrators...

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borstal

Overview page. Subjects: Law — European History.

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An institution to which young offenders (aged 15 to 20 inclusive) could be sent before June 1983 instead of prison. Young offenders who commit a sufficiently serious offence are...

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