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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.

31
May 2013
The Signature: Law's Golden Key

The Signature: Law's Golden Key

The signature has always been the great, golden key of the law but the Internet may soon be changing all that.

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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
Aug 2011
The Secret Life of Edward Coke

The Secret Life of Edward Coke

If tabloids existed during the reign of Elizabeth I, they would have been buzzing with the scandalous, if not bizarre personal life of that venerable bastion of the common law, Sir Edward Coke.

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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

28
Sep 2012
The Disappearing Judge

The Disappearing Judge

The judge who just disappeared.

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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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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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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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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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01
Jun 2009
John Haigh, Vampire

John Haigh, Vampire

Criminal law deals with one crazy criminal.

 

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