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Legal History

Duhaime's LawMag

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

06
Dec 2012
Judges Down In the Line of Duty

Judges Down In the Line of Duty

Since 1979, in the United States, there have been too many murders of the icons of justice, judges.

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26
Sep 2012
Wild, Wild West Law

Wild, Wild West Law

One frontier town's contentious and lively establishment of justice circa 1850.

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15
Mar 2008

The Return of the Bourgeois

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

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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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26
Mar 2013
A Supreme Court of Canada With a View

A Supreme Court of Canada With a View

The gorgeous Supreme Court of Canada building in Ottawa plods through long, eyesore construction work.

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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

01
Jun 2009
John Haigh, Vampire

John Haigh, Vampire

Criminal law deals with one crazy criminal.

 

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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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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
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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