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Duhaime's LawMag

The world's first online legal magazine, demystified significant law and justice events around the world, published from 1996 to 2014.

14
Oct 2009

The Death of the Common Law: Expiry date, 2100

Just about now, but for the economic might of the United States of America, the last funeral bell tolls of the common law would be fading.

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08
Nov 2008

Sisters In Law

Not so long ago, those with legal power (men) thought that giving women license to practice law would harm the 'natural and proper timidity and delicacy which belongs to the female sex'.

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22
Sep 2011
To Kill A Judge: The Worst of Crimes

To Kill A Judge: The Worst of Crimes

To kill a judge is the worst of crimes. And yet there is judicial blood within the pages of legal history, and some of it recently spilled. » Continue Reading

15
Mar 2008

The Return of the Bourgeois

Much maligned since 1789, the bourgeois of France are back.

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30
Apr 2009

Fritz Haber: War Criminal

Because the concept of private liability for war crimes was only developing, Fritz Haber was never prosecuted for war crimes.

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21
Dec 2009

Saint Lawyer: Lawyers Who Were Sainted

Merry Christ Mass to all and to lawyers too! Saint Ives may be the patron saint of lawyers but he is not the only lawyer to have been sainted by the Roman Catholic Pope.

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28
Sep 2012
The Disappearing Judge

The Disappearing Judge

The judge who just disappeared.

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28
Sep 2011
The 380 Year Court Case: A Little Demesne Goes A Long Way

The 380 Year Court Case: A Little Demesne Goes A Long Way

A very, very long and drawn out legal fight over a piece of meat land. » Continue Reading

25
Apr 2012
The 1816 Discovery of the Institutes of Gaius: One Small Step for Niebhur, One Giant Step for Mankind

The 1816 Discovery of the Institutes of Gaius: One Small Step for Niebhur, One Giant Step for Mankind

Finding one of the greatest treasures known to law was part luck, part Indiana Jones. » Continue Reading

28
Nov 2013
Adultery's Bizarre Ancient Legal Background

Adultery's Bizarre Ancient Legal Background

Back in time, a hearing on the charge of adultery invoked a potpourri of bizarre if not funny principles in the name of the law.

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