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The following paper is a pretty detailed treatment: Liberties and Customs of the Port of London Note that the spiritual precursor to the Magna Carta was the Charter of Liberties issued by Henry. Anciently, the City of London and Five Ports were supposed to be free from duty and this supposedly was given by charters from Edward the Confessor. However, no ...


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Here's a lengthy recent paper entitled "Liberties and Customs of the City of London – Are There any Left?", that seems to answer the question in great detail and with lots of citations: http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ilr/article/download/28685/17142 The core points: in exchange for frequent loans and gifts of money, the City would often ...


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What the current Wikipedia entry says on this is accurate and succinct: In the United States religious activities of cults are protected under the First Amendment, however cult members are not granted any special protection against criminal charges. In other words, no law is allowed in the USA that abridges anyone's right to join a religion of their ...


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Well, in England the general rule has been, once a bastard always a bastard, with no inheritance rights - and as far as peerages are concerned, this still applies: a child born out of wedlock cannot inherit a title, even if the parents subsequently marry. Kings of course, have broken their own laws when it suited them. The children of John of Gaunt and ...


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There is a certain anachronism in your question to be assuming even the idea of "arrest" existed across time and space. In England there were no police until 1829, and even then it was only established in London (the "bobbies" created by the Metropolitan Police Act of 1829). Before this there were only the Bow Street Runners, who were a private group of less ...


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The Supreme Court had the power to do what it wished, so long as the question is properly raised, it came to a decision it believed within its powers and the law and Constitution, and it could find somebody to enforce its decisions. In the case of most of the other midnight judges the process had been Outgoing president Adams had appointed them The ...



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