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" But even in such cases the subsequent judges do not pretend to make a new law, but to vindicate the old one from misrepresentation. For if it be found that the former decision is manifestly absurd or unjust, it is declared, not that such a sentence was... "
The American Jurist: And Law Magazine - Page 287
1843
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volumes 1-4

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1791
...much , much more if it be clearly contrary to the divine law. But even in fuch cafes the fubfequent judges do not pretend to make a new law, but to vindicate the old one from mifreprefentation. For if it be found that the former decifion is mantfeftly abfurd or unjufl, it is...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 3

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1793
...r 76 ] much more if it be clearly contrary to the divine law. But even in fuch cafes the fubfequent judges do not pretend to make a new law, but to vindicate the old one from mifreprefentation. For if it be found that the former dccifion is manifeftly abfurd or unjuft (3),...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1807
...contrary to [70] reason; much more if it be clearly contrary to the divine law. But even in such cases the subsequent judges do not pretend to make a new...misrepresentation. For if it be found that the former decision is manifestly absurd or unjust (3), it is declared, not that such a sentence was dad law, but that...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1825
...clearly con" cap. 8. • Seld. review of Tith. c.8. trary to the divine law. But even in such cases the subsequent judges do not pretend to make a new...misrepresentation. For if it be found that the former decision is manifestly absurd or unjust, it is declared not that such a sentence was bad law, but that it was...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 3

Sir William Blackstone, Sir John Taylor Coleridge - Law - 1825
...clearly con cap. 8. ° Seld. review of Tith. c. 8. F 4 trary to the divine law. But even in such cases the subsequent judges do not pretend to make a new...misrepresentation. For if it be found that the former decision is manifestly absurd or unjust, it is declared not that such a sentence was bad law, but that it was...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1827
...<:es.-4ve occasion«, it has acquired the force of law, thousrh it may be absurd or itnMr«t. Nor ed, not that such a sentence was bad law, but that it was not law ; that is, that 1 1 is not the established custom of the realm, as has been "Erroneously determined. And hence it is...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books ; with an ..., Volume 1

William Blackstone - Law - 1836
...simply and by itself), it has been collected from a more extended and coinlaw. But even in such cases the subsequent judges do not. pretend to make a new...misrepresentation. For if it be found that the former decibined view of all the collateral incidents which have, or probably may hereafter have, a bearing...
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William Blackstone (sir.) - 1837
...contrary to reason ; much more if it be clearly contrary to the divine law. But even in such cases the subsequent judges do not pretend to make a new...misrepresentation. For if it be found that the former decision is manifestly absurd or unjust, it is declared, not that such a sentence was bad law, but that it was...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books; with an ..., Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone, Edward Christian, Joseph Chitty, Thomas Lee, John Eykyn Hovenden, Archer Ryland - Great Britain - 1838
...contrary to rea[*70] son ; *much more if it be clearly contrary to the divine law. But even in such cases the subsequent judges do not pretend to make a new...vindicate the old one from misrepresentation. For if it OF ENGLAND. 47 be found that the former decision is manifestly absurd or unjust (6), it is declared,...
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Massachusetts. General Court. Senate - 1839
...an established rule to abide by former precedents, when the same points come again in litigation." adds " this rule admits of an exception, where the...misrepresentation For if it be found that the former decision b manifestly absurd or unjust, it is declared, not that such a sentence was bad law, but that it was...
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