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The Chicago Law Times (Volume 2) (Paperback) Loot Price: R460 Discovery Miles 4 600
The Chicago Law Times (Volume 2) (Paperback): John Marshall
The Chicago Law Times (Volume 2) (Paperback): John Marshall

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John Marshall

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888. Excerpt: ... REFORM IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE CRIMINAL LAW IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. History shows that the constant advance of the human race in intelligence and morality renders it necessary from time to time to change the laws and the penalties of laws in order to adjust them to higher forms of civilization. There is a natural and justifiable conservatism in the modification or even abrogation of laws which have been applied with more or less of success for many centuries. When experience and observation make prominent the defects of existing laws, and their justice and expediency arc questioned and the difficulty of their enforcement is rendered apparent, then they should be either amended or repealed. Such a time has come in relation to the system of trial by jury in this country. This system is unquestionably one of the most marked and characteristic features of the common law of England. Having for ages attracted the attention of mankind and protected the constitutional liberties of the land--having been the subject of the most fulsome-and extravagant eulogy by its admirers, and the most virulent abuse and sarcasm by its opponents--having extended itself in its entirety over nearly the whole continent of North America, and in a modified shape, over a great part xi Europe, the trial by jury has in modern times been brought to stand its own trial at the bar of public opinion in the land of its birth and in foreign lands. Its utility has been questioned by many, its abolition openly advocated by others and the opinion has become very general that it requires modification of some kind to bring it into harmony with the inarch of intelligence and the altered state of society. A recent very able English writer says much misconception has arisen from the expression ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: John Marshall
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 150
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-16387-6
Barcode: 9781150163876
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-16387-9

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