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HIGH COURT OF PARLIAMENT AND ITS SUPREMACY: AN HISTORICAL ESSAY ON THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN LEGISLATION AND ADJUDICATION IN ENGLAND.

McIlwain, Charles Howard


Item #: 5787
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2003.

Subjects: UNITED KINGDOM

Highly acclaimed when it was published, this remains aclassic. McIlwain, a professor of history at HarvardUniversity for more than three decades, developed - with aparticular emphasis on Parliament's role as a judicial body- Pollock and Maitland's thesis from their landmark work TheHistory of English Law Before the Time of Edward I (1895)that Parliament was not a legislature in the modern sense;it was an administrative and judicial instrument of thecrown. Oliver Wendell Holmes praised the work in a May 8,1918 letter to Harold J. Laski: "...it left me greatlyadmiring it as an altogether admirable piece of work. Italso kept me keenly interested from beginnning to end."Howe, Holmes-Laski Letters I:152-153.Reprinted by Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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