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" Hence it is, that no suit or action can be brought against the king, even in civil matters, because no court can have jurisdiction over him. "
The Kaleidoscope: or, Literary and scientific mirror - Page 85
1825
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The Student's Blackstone: Being the Commentaries on the Laws of England of ...

William Blackstone - 1877 - 608 pages
...an empire, and his crown imperial. Hence it is, that no action can be brought against the sovereign, even in civil matters, because no court can have jurisdiction over him. Hence it is, likewise, that the person of the sovereign is sacred, even though the measures of his...
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Essentials of the Law : a Review of Blackstone's Commentaries for the Use of ...

Marshall Davis Ewell - 1882 - 611 pages
...of sovereignty, or pre-eminence. Hence it is that no suit or action can be brought against the king, even in civil matters, because no court can have jurisdiction over him. For all jurisdiction implies superiority of power. [242] Hence it is likewise, that by law the person...
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Reports of Cases Decided by the English Courts: With Notes and ..., Volume 32

Nathaniel Cleveland Moak - 1883
...to any other potentate on earth. Hence it is that no suit or action can be brought against the king, even in civil matters, because no court can have jurisdiction over him. For all jurisdiction implies superiority of power; authority to try would be vain and idle without...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 118

Indiana. Supreme Court, Horace E. Carter, Albert Gallatin Porter, Gordon Tanner, Benjamin Harrison, James Buckley Black, Michael Crawford Kerr, Augustus Newton Martin, John Worth Kern, Francis Marion Dice, John Lewis Griffiths, Sidney Romelee Moon, Charles Frederick Remy - 1889
...the judicature only belongeth to the judges." 4 List. 73. Matthew Bacon said : " The king himself, though he be entrusted with the whole executive power of the law, can not sit in judgment in any court, but his justice, and the laws, must be administered according...
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The American and English Encyclopedia of Law, Volume 12

John Houston Merrill, Thomas Johnson Michie, Charles Frederic Williams, David Shephard Garland - 1890
...' the judicature only belongeth to the judges.' 4 Inst. 73. MATTHEW BACON said: 'The king himself, though he be entrusted with the whole executive power of the law, cannot sit in judgment in any court, but his justice and the laws must be administered according to...
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The Most Material Parts of Blackstone's Commentaries, Reduced to Questions ...

John C. Devereux - 1891 - 392 pages
...majesty is his perpetuity. 7. Can suit or action be brought against the king ? — 242. It cannot, even in civil matters, because no court can have jurisdiction over him. 8. Is the person of the king sacred ? — 242. By law, the person of the king is sacred, even though...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 154

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - 1894
...England, Cohens v. Virginia, 6 Wheat. 264, 411, and "no suit or action can be brought against the King even in civil matters, because no court can have jurisdiction over him." 1 Bl. Com. 241. The foundation of the doctrine shows it to be applicable to governmental affairs. In...
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United States Reports: ... and Rules Announced at ...

United States. Supreme Court - 1894
...England, Cohens v. Virginia, 6 Wheat. 264, 411, and "no suit or action can be brought against the King even in civil matters, because no court can have jurisdiction over him." 1 Bl. Com. 241. The foundation of the doctrine shows it to be applicable to governmental affairs. In...
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Blackstone's Commentaries Abridged

William Blackstone, William Cyrus Sprague - 1899 - 544 pages
...of sovereignty or pre-eminence. Hence it is, that no suit or action can be brought against the king, even in civil matters, because no court can have jurisdiction over him. For all jurisdiction implies superiority of power: authority to try would be vain and idle, without...
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Readings on the History and System of the Common Law

1904 - 404 pages
...sovereignty, or pre-eminence. . . . Hence it is, that no suit or action can be brought against the king, even in civil matters, because no court can have jurisdiction over him. For all jurisdiction implies superiority of power: authority to try would be in vain and idle, without...
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