Fifty Years of the English Constitution, 1830-1880

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1880 - Constitutional history - 495 pages

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Page 247 - ... watch every part of the public business, in order to be able to advise and assist her at •any moment, in any of the multifarious and difficult questions or duties brought before her, sometimes international, sometimes political, or social, or personal.
Page 183 - A fugitive criminal shall not be surrendered to a foreign state unless provision is made by the law of that state, or by arrangement, that the fugitive criminal shall not, until he has been restored or had an opportunity of returning to Her Majesty's dominions, be detained or tried in that foreign state for any nffenee committed prior to his surrender other than the extradition crime proved by the facts on which the surrender is grounded...
Page 202 - The territorial waters of her Majesty's dominions,' in " reference to the sea, means such part of the sea adjacent " to the coast of the United Kingdom, or the coast of some " other part of her Majesty's dominions...
Page 312 - Secondly, having once given her sanction to a measure, that it be not arbitrarily altered or modified by the Minister. Such an act she must consider as failing in sincerity towards the Crown, and justly to be visited by the exercise of her constitutional right of dismissing that Minister.
Page 312 - ... towards the Crown, and justly to be visited by the exercise of her constitutional right of dismissing that Minister. She expects to be kept informed of what passes between him and the foreign Ministers before important decisions are taken, based upon that intercourse ; to receive the foreign despatches in good time ; and to have the drafts for her approval sent to her in sufficient time to make herself acquainted with their contents before they must be sent off.
Page 175 - Provided that such laws shall have been passed in such manner and form as may from time to time be required by any Act of Parliament Letters Patent Order in Council or colonial law for the time being in force in the said colony.
Page 208 - ... of such foreign state, or is paid for by such foreign state or such agent, and is employed in the military or naval service of such foreign state, such ship shall, until the contrary is proved, be deemed to have been built with a view to being so employed, and the burden shall lie on the builder of such ship of proving that he did not know that the ship was intended to be so employed in the military or naval service of such foreign state.
Page 51 - But authoritative instructions, mandates issued which the member is bound blindly and implicitly to obey, to vote, and to argue for, though contrary to the clearest conviction of his judgment and conscience, these are things utterly unknown to the laws of this land, and which arise from a fundamental mistake of the whole order and tenor of our Constitution.
Page 385 - That the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with consent of parliament, is against law.
Page 120 - ... to no popular control, and whose acts and proceedings being secret are unchecked by the influence of public opinion : a distrust of the municipal magistracy, tainting with suspicion the local administration of justice, and often accompanied with contempt of the persons by whom the law is administered...

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