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ARuinous System

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 Rational Core within an Irrational Shell”

Jens Meierhenrich.

in The Remnants of the Rechtsstaat

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 9982 words.

This chapter turns from the making of The Dual State to its theoretical significance. Fraenkel’s principal argument had three parts. The first part comprised several counterintuitive...

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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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Ab abusu ad usum non valet consequentia

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 67 words.

“A progression from abuse to use is ineffective.”

A maxim meaning that the use or application of a principle or

Ab ante adv.

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 28 words.

“From before.”

Done in advance or prior to a relevant event. An alternative formulation is Ab antecedente. See also

Ab antecedente adv.

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 16 words.

“From the preceding.”

An alternative formulation of Ab ante.

Ab antiquo adv. Neo.

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 116 words.

“From antiquity.”

Having been so since ancient times; having a temporally distant origin. E.g., “As regards the claim of

Ab extra adv.

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 91 words.

“From outside.”

Originating from an outside source; originating from a third party. E.g., “The [UN General] Assembly can only

Ab identitate rationis adv.

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 22 words.

“By the same reasoning.”

Using the same kind or method of reasoning.

Ab inconvenienti adj.

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 59 words.

“From what is inconvenient.”

Due to inconvenience. The judicial doctrine of forum non conveniens is based on considerations ab inconvenienti

Ab initio adv.

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 115 words.

“From the beginning.”

From or at the beginning; originally; from inception. The term does not imply that the situation existing

Ab initio mundi adv.

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 46 words.

“From the beginning of the world.”

(1) Always, as when a state or practice always existed and has always existed.

Ab invito adv.

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 44 words.

“By the unwilling person.”

(1) Involuntarily; unwillingly.

(2) Done or performed by an unwilling party. For example, a treaty signed