Vortex Blackstone : law that seeks truth and only truth
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Considering renaming this vortex as “Coke” (say “Cook”) - discussion welcome …
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V Albert Alschuler, "Rediscovering Blackstone," University of Pennsylvania Law Review 145 (1996)
The Selected Writings and Speeches of Sir Edward Coke
> A footnote regarding Coke (“cook”) found in Paul Johnson’s The Offshore Islanders, page 184
V Quotations from Blackstone
V Albert Alschuler
* “Like John Locke, Adam Smith and other Enlightenment thinkers, Blackstone should not be mistaken for a twentieth-century libertarian.” -pg. 35
* ‘… Blackstone's statements that slavery could not exist in England; that the existence of slavery anywhere in the world was "repugnant to reason, and the principles of natural law"; and that the "spirit of liberty is so deeply... rooted even in our very soil, that a slave or a negro, the moment he lands in England... becomes a freeman.” -Albert Alschuler, "Rediscovering Blackstone’” •••, 145 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 145 (1996). This article offers a good introduction to the importance of Blackstone’s Commentaries in the development of American law. -ls
* “Blackstone, a champion of Parliamentary supremacy, did not share Sir Edward Coke's view that judges could legitimately disregard legislation that they considered inconsistent with reason or with the law of nature.” -footnote 105
V Jake Crabbs, “The Poetics of American Common Law” •••
* ’To Blackstone, and the innumerable judges and jurists who followed him, natural law is “superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries and at all times: no human laws are of any validity if contrary to this.”’
* This may be what Ayn Rand was trying to point to when she had John Galt say, “existence exists”. -ls
> From The Tyranny of Good Intentions: How Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice, by Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence M. Stratton (Three Rivers Press, 2000).
Commentaries on the Laws Of England, books 1-4 (1765-1769), William Blackstone — Table of contents •••
* “Blackstone's Commentaries was the first organized compendium of English law which served as a model for all legal treatises to follow. The Commentaries was especially popular in the American colonies, and was instrumental in shaping the opinions of the founders of the United States in the years following its publication. Blackstone was cited by American lawyers in American courts for over 75 years. Blackstone's Commentaries is truly one of the most influential legal treatises ever written.” — from http://www.lawmart.com/pubs/blackstone.htm
* “… said to have been the most widely owned book in the Thirteen Colonies, after the Bible: every attorney kept a copy in his saddlebags.” —Daniel Hannan, Inventing Freedom, pg. 112.
* The Anglosphere Challenge, by James C. Bennett Anglosphere
* Inventing Freedom, by Daniel Hannan
* America 3.0, by James C. Bennett and Michael J. Lotus
V Books ••• offered by Liberty Fund •••
* Paul Goodrich and the origins of Liberty Fund, Glyph 228
V Related
* http://explorersfoundation.org/anglosphere.html — vortex Anglosphere, often abbreviated in these pages as vAnglosphere
> The Innocence Project of Texas •••
> Institute for Justice •••
* "New Blue Nightmare: Clarence Thomas and the Amendment of Doom" •••, August 28, 2011, by Walter Russell Mead, commenting on a New Yorker article •••, Aug 2011, by Jeffrey Toobin, who "... suggests, Clarence Thomas may be the Frodo Baggins of the right; his lonely and obscure struggle has led him to the point from which he may be able to overthrow the entire edifice of the modern progressive state."
> Prosecutorial Abuse — Paul Craig Roberts, Conrad Black
> Asset Forfeiture: you might have done something wrong; we’re taking your bank account; just try to get it back
> To be better integrated into Blackstone
* Closely related vortices: Anglosphere, Archer, Cato, freeorder