Vortex Blackstone : law that seeks truth and only truth
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* 20Feb17: Asset Forfeiture
* 19Feb17: question about the subtitle of this vortex; addition of titles of books important to this discussion; a footnote of Paul Johnson’s
* 18Apr14: added a section on prosecutorial abuse ... Martin Act ... African hair braiding
The subtitle for vBlackstone does not seem to properly encompass the purpose. The search for understanding traced here is more subtle. -ls, 2/19/17
V A footnote regarding Coke found in Paul Johnson’s The Offshore Islanders, page 184:
* “In 1631, when Charles heard Coke was planing to write a book about Magna Carta, he forbade publication. In the seventeeth century, Magna Carta was regarded as an anti-executive instrument.”
V Quotations from Blackstone, taken 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).
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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
V 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).
> Table of Contents
* Review •••, at The Independent Institute •••
V A Matter of Principle, by Conrad Black: eloquent illustration of the points made by Paul Craig Roberts
* This paragraph sums the essence of much of the book’s criticim of prosecutorial abuse. The person named here does not play a part in Mr. Black’s own trial, but he is representative of a species: “Mr. Bharara is the apogee of publicity-seeking abuse of his prosecutorial office, of the evils of trial by press and by the corruption of the plea bargain: the extortion of inculpatory perjury with threats of prosecution and a promise of immunity from prosecution no matter how mendacious the resulting testimony. Unfortunately, the flush and flabby lair of Big Law will doubtless embrace him cozily.” from http://www.conradmblack.com/1276/the-russia-insinuation-collapses, published March 14, 2017.
* The Anglosphere Challenge, by James C. Bennett Anglosphere
* Inventing Freedom, by Daniel Hannan
* America 3.0, by James C. Bennett and Michael J. Lotus
> Books ••• offered by Liberty Fund •••
* "New Blue Nightmare: Clarence Thomas and the Amendment of Doom" •••, August 28, 2011, by Walter Russell Mead, commenting on a recent New Yorker article ••• (subscription) 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."
V Related
* http://explorersfoundation.org/anglosphere.html — vortex Anglosphere, often abbreviated in these pages as vAnglosphere
> The Innocence Project of Texas •••
V Institute for Justice •••
* Glyph 532: African Hair Braiding, defended successfully by Institute for Justice
V Prosecutorial Abuse
* 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)
* A Matter of Principle, by Conrad Black — an eloquent description of prosecutorial agents abusing their power.
> The Martin Act, “The Sword of Spitzer,” by Nicholas Thompson, “Legal Affiars,” May/June 2004 •••
V Asset Forfeiture: you might have done something wrong; we’re taking your bank account; just try to get it back
* IRS Agents seize $68,000 from a bakery on suspicion; refuse to give it back even though nothing wrong was done: http://ij.org/case/connecticut-forfeiture/
V To be better integrated into Blackstone
V Commentaries on the Laws of England, by William Blackstone
* “… 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 Constitution of Liberty, by F. A. Hayek
* Law, Legislation and Liberty, by F. A. Hayek
* Inventing Freedom, by Daniel Hannan
* F. W. Maitland, by Alan Macfarlane
* The Anglosphere Challenge, by James C. Bennett
* Freedom and the Law, by Bruno Leoni
* Simple Rules for a Complex Society, by Richard A. Epstein
* Systems of Survival, by Jane Jacobs
* The Law, by Frederick Bastiat
* Forthcoming work by Tom Bell
* Closely related vortices: Anglosphere, Archer, Cato, freeorder

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