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" And it appears in our books, that in many cases, the common law will control acts of parliament, and sometimes adjudge them to be utterly void ; for when an act of parliament is against common right and reason, or repugnant, or impossible to be performed,... "
The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay ... - Page 271
by Francis Bacon - 1838
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Constitutional Government: The American Experience

James A. Curry, Richard B. Riley, Richard M. Battistoni - 2003 - 660 pages
...appears in our books, that in many cases, the common law will controul acts of Parliament, and sometimes adjudge them to be utterly void: for when an act of...repugnant, or impossible to be performed, the common law will controul it and adjudge such act to be void.7 Coke's argument that the English common law was...
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Democratization Through the Looking-glass

Peter J. Burnell - 2003 - 304 pages
...somewhat ambiguously suggested that the common law might 'controul Acts of Parliament and some times adjudge them to be utterly void: for when an Act of...repugnant, or impossible to be performed, the common law will controul it, and adjudge such Act to be void'. 2 The idea of judges being capable of testing statutes...
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Protecting Human Rights: Instruments and Institutions

Professorial Fellow Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics Tom Campbell, Tom Campbell, Jeffrey Denys Goldsworthy, Jeffrey Goldsworthy, Adrienne Sarah Ackary Stone, Fellow Law Program Adrienne Stone - 2003 - 390 pages
...famous claim in Dr Bonhatn's Case that: 'the common law will control Acts of Parliament, and sometimes adjudge them to be utterly void: for when an Act of...repugnant, or impossible to be performed, the common law will control it, and adjudge such act to be void.'21 As Fuller points out, the reference to substantive...
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Text, Cases and Materials on Public Law and Human Rights

Helen Fenwick, Gavin Phillipson - 2003 - 1143 pages
...branch — the judiciary. In Dr Bonham's case (1610) 8 Co Rep 113b, 118a, it was said (per Coke LJ): '...when an Act of Parliament is against common right...repugnant, or impossible to be performed, the common law will control it, and adjudge such Act to be void.' Hobart CJ had said in the same year that: '...even...
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History of American Political Thought

Bryan-Paul Frost, Jeffrey Sikkenga - 2003 - 852 pages
...appears in our books that in many cases the common law will controul acts of parliament and sometimes adjudge them to be utterly void: for when an act of parliament is against common right or reason, or repugnant, or impossible to be performed, the common law will controul it and adjudge...
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The Right to Privacy: Rights and Liberties Under the Law

Richard A. Glenn - 2003 - 399 pages
...he stated that courts could nullify legislative acts. In his now famous dictum, Coke noted, "[WJhen an act of Parliament is against common right and reason, or repugnant, or impossible to perform, the common law will controul it and adjudge such act to be void" (8 Coke Reports at 118)....
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Human Rights, Constitutional Law and the Development of the English Legal ...

Alexander Andrew Mackay Irvine Baron Irvine of Lairg, Derry Irvine - 2003 - 391 pages
...preserve of the modern judiciary in Britain. In Dr Bonham's Case in 1603, Chief Justice Coke argued that 'when an act of parliament is against common right and reason, or repugnant ..., the common law will control it, and adjudge such act to be void'. Although this case predates...
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Cato Handbook for Congress: Policy Recommendations for the 108th Congress

Cato Institute, Edward H. Crane, David Boaz - 2003 - 718 pages
...parliament above the king; the law was above the parliament, as Sir I Edward Coke noted in the 17th century: when an act of Parliament is against common right and reason, or repugnant, I or impossible to be performed, the common law will controlli it, and adjudge * such Act to be void....
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The Unity of Public Law

David Dyzenhaus - 2004 - 519 pages
...profound and enigmatic dictum that 'the common law will controul Acts of Parliament, and sometimes adjudge them to be utterly void: for when an Act of...repugnant, or impossible to be performed, the common law will controul it, and adjudge such Act to be void' ((1609) 8 Co Rep 107, at 118a.) So the dedication...
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The Constitution of New South Wales

Anne Twomey - 2004 - 917 pages
...appears in our books, that in many cases, the common law will controul Acts of Parliament, and sometimes adjudge them to be utterly void: for when an Act of...repugnant, or impossible to be performed, the common law will controul it and adjudge such Act to be void.280 This view is usually regarded as having been overridden...
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