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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.

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

26
Jan 2014
Oscar Wilde, Sodomite

Oscar Wilde, Sodomite

A criminal conviction, 2 years hard labour, a career in tatters, financial ruin and a premature death is the price Oscar Wilde paid .. just for a gay relationship.

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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

15
Mar 2008

The Return of the Bourgeois

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

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22
May 2011
104 Year Old Judge, Wesley E. Brown. A Modern Solomon.

104 Year Old Judge, Wesley E. Brown. A Modern Solomon.

In June of 2011, the Honorable Wesley E. Brown of the United States District Court at Kansas, with 60 years of tenure, and just after his 104th birthday, will become the oldest practicing Federal judge in the history of the United States.

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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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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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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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03
Feb 2013
Dreams of America's First Law Review, 1852

Dreams of America's First Law Review, 1852

The American Law Register first published in 1852, a fact often trumpeted by the publishers. And people read it.

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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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