Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States Volume 20

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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. 1858 Excerpt: ...Pacific, and from the Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. These statutes show how the courts martial, ecclesiastical, admiral, and courts proceeding from an arbitrary royal authority, were either limited or suppressed. The inquiry arises, how would a case like that before this court have been decided in England, ...
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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. 1858 Excerpt: ...Pacific, and from the Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. These statutes show how the courts martial, ecclesiastical, admiral, and courts proceeding from an arbitrary royal authority, were either limited or suppressed. The inquiry arises, how would a case like that before this court have been decided in England, either at the period of the Declaration of Independence, or at the adoption of the Constitution of the United States, in the court of admiralty? In 1832 a question arose in that court, whether a cause of collision, arising between steam vessels navigating the river Humber, a short distance from the sea, within the ebb and flow of the tide, within the port of Hull, below the first bridges, when the tide was three-fourths flood, was cognizable by the court. The judge of the admiralty, an exact and conscientious judge, answered: "Since the statutes of Richard DI and of Henry Ir, it has been strictly held that the court of admiralty cannot exercise jurisdiction in civil causes arising infra corpus comitatas." I cite this opinion not simply as evidence of the law in 1832, but also as affording authentic evidence of the historical fact it enunciates. (The Public Opinion, 2 Hagg., 399.) I proceed now to inquire of the admiralty jurisdiction as exercised by the courts of vice-admiralty in the colonies and in the United States before the adoption of the Constitution. The jurisdiction included four subjects, and a separate examination of each title of jurisdiction will shed light upon the discussion. These are--prize; breaches of the acts of navigation, revenue, and trade; crimes and misdemeanors on the hiffh seas; and cases of civil and maritime jurisdiction. The prize jurisdiction originated in a special commission from the King, and is usually conferred...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150375774
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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