Life of Thomas, First Lord Denman: Formerly Lord Chief Justice of England, Volume 2

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Estes & Lauriat, 1874 - Biography

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Page 42 - That the power of publishing such of its reports, votes, and proceedings as it shall deem necessary or conducive to the public interests is an essential incident to the constitutional functions of parliament, more especially of this house as the representative portion of it.
Page 185 - Several months before I named Dr. Hampden to the queen for the see of Hereford, I signified my intention to the Archbishop of Canterbury, and did not receive from him any discouragement. " In these circumstances it appears to me, that should I withdraw my recommendation of Dr.
Page 42 - ... That by the law and privilege of Parliament, this house has the sole and exclusive jurisdiction to determine upon the existence and extent of its privileges ; and that the institution or prosecution of any action, suit, or other proceeding, for the purpose of bringing them into discussion or decision before any court or tribunal elsewhere than in Parliament, is a high breach of such privilege, and renders all parties concerned therein amenable to its just displeasure, and to the punishment consequent...
Page 93 - It may be conceded, that where the case is of such a nature as to admit of its originating in the Supreme Court, it ought to originate there ; but where, from its nature, it cannot originate in that Court, these words ought not to be so construed as to require it. There are many cases in which it would be found extremely difficult, and subversive of the spirit of the constitution...
Page 186 - I deeply regret the feeling that is said to be common among the Clergy on this subject. But I cannot sacrifice the reputation of Dr. Hampden, the rights of the Crown, and what I believe to be the true interests of the Church, to a feeling which I believe to be founded on misapprehension and fomented by prejudice.
Page 276 - ... 12. Meantime, let no persecution turn you out of the way of lowliness and meekness, of love and beneficence. " Ye have heard [indeed] that it hath been said, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth ;
Page 37 - Stockdale's obscene books; that it never was considered a scientific work; that it never was written for or bought by the members of the profession as such; that it was intended to take young men in by inducing them to give an exorbitant price for an indecent work.
Page 3 - The Queen has been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the...
Page 52 - Case, had, in the warrant of commitment, suppressed the fact that the jurymen were imprisoned for returning a verdict of acquittal. I am certain that such will never become the practice of any body of men amenable to public opinion. In the present case, I am obliged to say that I find no authority under which we are entitled to discharge these gentlemen from their imprisonment.
Page 47 - The practice of a ruling power in the State is but a feeble proof of its legality. I know not how long the practice of raising ship-money had prevailed before the right was denied by Hampden: general warrants had been issued and enforced for centuries before they were questioned in actions by Wilkes and his associates, who, by bringing them to the test of law, procured their condemnation and abandonment.

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