The House of Lords as a Court of Appeal

The House of Lords as a Court of Appeal

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt:, that from the Island of Jersey there came, in three years, thirty-six appeals, while from the 76,000,000 inhabitants of India, there came only seven appeals in the year; (a) " Lord Langdale observed, in 1836, that the idea of such a court of intermediate appeal was taken from the Court of Exchequer Chamber; but upon the best consideration which he had been able to give to the subject it did not appear to him that this plan could have succeeded. Whilst three judges were occupied in hearing appeals, one only could have been left to hear original causes, and such an impediment would have greatly increased the obstruction.--34 Hansard (3rd Series), 464." Note by Sir E. S. a state of things, I should think, sufficient to produce in the minds of your Lordships the conviction, that it is impossible to have appeals perfectly disposed of while the Privy Council remains constituted as it at present is; there is no regular Court, no regular Bar, no regular officer at the head of it; none of those useful and proper regulations which ought to belong and appertain to all Courts, but more especially to a Court of Appellate Jurisdiction. It has at present no one good quality. It ought to be presided over by the highest officer--the very best Judge of the kingdom. Without a Judge of this description, the authority of such a Court would be obeyed, but it would not have any weight; it would not be respected--it would not be venerated--it would not give judgments that would be followed hereafter. It is necessary, therefore, that the highest officer of the kingdom--the man of the greatest talent, should be placed at the head of the Appellate Jurisdiction, and for this reason, I wish to see some of the learned persons who enjoy pensions, without being yet so far...
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  • Paperback | 38 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236658566
  • 9781236658562