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Efforts To Split The Ninth Circuit Unsuccessful In The 109th Congress, Carl W. Tobias Nov 2006

Efforts To Split The Ninth Circuit Unsuccessful In The 109th Congress, Carl W. Tobias

Law Faculty Publications

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Reports Of Cases In The Court Of Exchequer In The Time Of King Charles I (1625 To 1648), William Hamilton Bryson Jan 2006

Reports Of Cases In The Court Of Exchequer In The Time Of King Charles I (1625 To 1648), William Hamilton Bryson

Law Faculty Publications

This collection of previously unreported plea-side cases from the Court of Exchequer in the seventeenth century will be welcomed by legal historians. What we know about the growth of the common law in the early modern era has been largely derived from printed sources. The reality, however, is that a great many of the decisions of England's common law courts in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were never reported. No official court reporting existed until well into the nineteenth century. For the most part in earlier times, judicial decisions were brought into print only when enterprising individuals (often young ...


The Merger Of Common-Law And Equity Pleading In Virginia, William Hamilton Bryson Jan 2006

The Merger Of Common-Law And Equity Pleading In Virginia, William Hamilton Bryson

Law Faculty Publications

This article describes the separation of common law and equity in Virginia leading up to the 2006 merger of common law and equity pleading and the problems that remain to be solved by the courts.


Alexander Forrester's Chancery Reports (1732-1739), William Hamilton Bryson Jan 2006

Alexander Forrester's Chancery Reports (1732-1739), William Hamilton Bryson

Law Faculty Publications

Alexander Forrester was made a bencher on 27 November 1762. He had a large law practice in the Court of Chancery, the House of Lords, the Privy Council, and the Board of Trade. One of his regular clients was the duke of Bedford. In 1754, he represented the lower house of the General Assembly of Virginia in a very contentious dispute before the Privy Council against the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia over fees for putting the seal to royal patents. At the time of his death, he had chambers at 6 New Square, Lincoln's Inn. He was a member ...


Viewpoint: Legislating Without Deliberation, Carl W. Tobias Jan 2006

Viewpoint: Legislating Without Deliberation, Carl W. Tobias

Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Cumulative Supplement To Jurisdiction In Civil Action, Wendy Collins Perdue Jan 2006

Cumulative Supplement To Jurisdiction In Civil Action, Wendy Collins Perdue

Law Faculty Publications

Cumulative supplement to Jurisdiction in Civil Action Third Edition.


The Common Law Of England In Virgina From 1776 To 1830, J. Thomas Wren Jan 2006

The Common Law Of England In Virgina From 1776 To 1830, J. Thomas Wren

Jepson School of Leadership Studies articles, book chapters and other publications

The Virginia Court of Appeals embraced, on the whole, the English legal heritage, despite the violent separation from Great Britain in 1776. This loyalty to English precedents was an illustration of the conservative tenor of the Revolution in Virginia. The English common law continued to be revered because it was perceived to be a bulwark of English, and hence American, liberty. Adherence to English precedent also maintained stable rules of law, which in turn protected existing property rights. At the same time, however, the Court of Appeals was not slavishly devoted to the common law, and the court's departures ...