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R v Curry [1822] NSWSupC 15

R v Curry [1822] NSWSupC 15; [1822] NSWKR 15 (19 March 1822)

ON 18 MARCH 1822, Thomas Curry was found guilty of burglary after he unsuccessfully asserted that his wife was the true culprit.

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWSupC/1822/15.html

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Slave Trade Act 1807 (UK)

ON THIS DAY in 1807 the UK Parliament passed the Slave Trade Act 1807. Slave trade was abolished in the British Empire.

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Marbury v Madison 5 US 137 (1803)

ON 24 FEBRUARY 1803, the US Supreme Court delivered Marbury v Madison 5 US 137 (1803).

http://laws.lp.findlaw.com/getcase/us/vol/getcase/US/5/137.html

The Supreme Court of the United States held invalid legislation passed by Congress which purported to enlarge the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court by authorising the issue of mandamus. The Court held that Congress had no power to give original jurisdiction to the Supreme Court in cases other than those described in Art III.

The decision is significant in that it sets the principle that the US Supreme Court has the ultimate power to review the validity of acts of Congress enacted in violation of the United States Constitution.

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Bill of Rights 1791

ON 15 DECEMBER 1791, the first ten amendments to the US Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, were passed into law.

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1789 | Constiution of United States of America

ON THIS DAY in 1789, the Constitution of the United States of America came into effect.

First pardon in New South Wales

ON 29 FEBRUARY 1788, the first pardon in the NSW colony was granted to James Freeman on the condition that he become the public executioner.

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Sydney, Australia

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Court of Criminal Jurisdiction first sat in NSW

ON THIS DAY in 1788, the Court of Criminal Jurisdiction first sat in the NSW Colony.

 

Somerset v Stuart

ON 22 JUNE 1772, the English King’s Bench delivered Somerset v Stuart (1772) Lofft 1; (1772) 98 ER 499.

Even though African slavery was tolerated at the time in the colonies, the court ruled that a slave could not be taken by force and sold abroad as property as no such right existed under the law of England,

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Peter O’Grady
BA, LLB, Grad Cert Leg Prac, Acc Spec Lawyer

Statute of Anne 1710

ON THIS DAY in 1710, the Parliament of Great Britain passed the Statute of Anne 1710.  The Act introduced government regulation of copyright, modernising the law and abolishing private regulation that had operated under the Licensing Act 1662.

 

Act of Settlement 1701

ON 12 JUNE 1701, the English Parliament enacted the Act of Settlement.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/aep/Will3/12-13/2/contents

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Peter O’Grady
BA, LLB, Grad Cert Leg Prac, Acc Spec Lawyer