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‘The Alphabet of Our Liberty’: Lord Chief Justice Cockburn in the Old Bailey

R. W. Kostal

in A Jurisprudence of Power

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780199551941
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191714320 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551941.003.0007

Series: Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History

 ‘The Alphabet of Our Liberty’: Lord Chief Justice Cockburn in the Old Bailey

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This chapter focuses on the content of and public reaction to the grand jury charge of Lord Chief Justice Cockburn in the case of The Queen v. Nelson and Brand. It closely examines the legal and political underpinnings of the charges, the public reaction they engendered, and the unprecedented dispute that arose between Lord Chief Justice Cockburn and Justice Blackburn (case of The Queen v. Eyre).

Keywords: Cockburn; Blackburn; The Queen v. Nelson and Brand

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Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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