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<i>A</i> ‘<i>Ruinous System</i>’

R. W. Kostal.

in Law and English Railway Capitalism 1825–1875

October 1997; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 15890 words.

From its first organizational moments to its emergence as a leading sector of the English industrial economy, lawyers were an intrinsic part of steam railway capitalism. Solicitors...

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‘A Great and Able Lawyer’ (1761–69)

Wilfrid Prest.

in William Blackstone

October 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 13721 words.

This chapter deals with aspects of Blackstone's domestic, family and private life, his role as husband and father, his diet, alcoholic intake, lack of exercise, and martyrdom to gout....

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‘A Hurricane of Litigation’

R. W. Kostal.

in Law and English Railway Capitalism 1825–1875

October 1997; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 25784 words.

The collapse of the railway securities markets in the last days of October 1845 left a powerful financial vacuum in its wake. Millions of pounds of capital had flowed through a screen of...

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‘A More Public Scene’ (1758–61)

Wilfrid Prest.

in William Blackstone

October 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 14580 words.

Despite his unopposed election to the Vinerian chair, and an acclaimed inaugural lecture on The Study of the Law, Professor Blackstone's standing in the university, even his own All Souls...

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. A Research Program for Indigenous Claims

David E. Wilkins.

in Hollow Justice

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 7296 words.

This chapter takes a wider view of the topics discussed in this book. The claims discussed throughout this book represent a much deeper problem than a simple land transaction or accounting...

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‘A Subject which Excites the Deepest Interest throughout the Civilised World’

Umut Özsu.

in Formalizing Displacement

December 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; History of Law. 17078 words.

This chapter considers the text and travaux préparatoires of the convention by which the compulsory Greek–Turkish exchange was governed. Reading statements at the 1922–3...

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“A Test of Fire”

Donna T. Haverty-Stacke.

in Trotskyists on Trial

January 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 11234 words.

Chapter 6 explores the experiences of the imprisoned defendants from December 1943 until January 1945, along with their struggle to restore their civil rights in the years immediately after...

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“A Ton of Bricks”

Tinsley E. Yarbrough.

in Harry A. Blackmun

February 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 10319 words.

Both John Sanborn and Warren Burger played no small part in how Harry Blackmun was to attain an appointment to the Eight Circuit. Warren Burger may have been the most appropriate choice to...

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‘A Young Man of Brilliant Parts’

Wilfrid Prest.

in William Blackstone

October 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 6653 words.

This chapter covers Blackstone's ancestry, family background, childhood, and schooling. The premature death of his near-bankrupt shopkeeper father meant that Blackstone was born an orphan,...

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A’BECKETT, Thomas (1837 - 1919), Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria since 1886

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law; Law; Courts and Procedure. 75 words.

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