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At what point could courts in England no longer legally create new Common Law offenses?

Common Law offenses, of course, were crimes created solely through case law rather than statute. At what point was the legal authority of courts in England to create new Common Law offenses abolished?...
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Judicial Crimes

Who implements Article III, Section 1 in the U.S. Constitution wherein "The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior..."?
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Who decides the priority of extradition requests in the UK

Related to What is the priority of potential extraditions in Assange case? Julian Assange has been arrested and convicted for failure to appear in court. The USA has requested his extradition to face ...
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Which countries grant extraterritoriality to US citizens?

Some countries have ceded, to the United States, some control in the application of their own laws within their own borders. A historical example would be the Treaty of Wanghia, signed with China in ...
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Can a Judical Misconduct Complaint be read or searched for?

I have read a news article stating that 15 misconduct complaints were filed against Justice Kavanaugh to the "federal appeals court in Washington, D.C." I found that searching the "https://www.cadc....
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If legislative intent is considered when interpreting laws, why don't lawmakers attach a note to the law explaining their intentions?

When a judge is deciding whether a law applies to a particular case, they often look at historical documents or transcripts of legislative proceedings to determine whether the lawmakers would've ...
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Is Judicial overreach constitutional in India?

I recently came across an article reporting that the India's Supreme Court has passed a judgement which has the effect of diluting the THE SCHEDULED CASTES AND THE SCHEDULED TRIBES (PREVENTION OF ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of judicial change in law reform? [closed]

There are four ways law can be reformed; either through judicial change, reform by parliament, pressure groups or law reform agencies. However, what are the advantages and disadvantages of law ...
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Fairness where Judges are elected and accept donations?

In some jurisdictions, like GA and NY, judges are elected. They accept donations to fund their election campaigns as do any other politicians. Law firms make many such donations. How can the judges ...
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Why can't federal courts issue advisory opinions?

In the United States, federal courts are not allowed to issue advisory opinions under the "case or controversy" requirement specified in the Constitution. Many states also do not allow their courts to ...
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Is there any benefit in writing your local judges?

People always say that you should write your local representatives if you want anything done. Or perhaps you could write to the Governor. Is there any point in writing to judges? The real question ...
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Is a judge paid by the state allowed to hear criminal cases?

In my case the other party is the state. The judge also receives local judicial benefits from the state which is a party appearing before him. Like in my case it's my name verse state of Washington. ...