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Refusing to answer questions

Lord Denning

in The Due Process of Law

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780406176080
eISBN:
9780191705113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780406176080.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses a case of intense public interest in which two journalists refused to answer questions asked of them in the witness-box. As a result, they were sent to prison. This chapter ... More


Conclusion

Lord Denning

in The Due Process of Law

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780406176080
eISBN:
9780191705113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780406176080.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The process of contempt of court is designed to secure that every person has a fair trial. It is a procedure by which the court condemns any conduct which tends to prejudice a fair trial. The present ... More


The Legislation of Morality and the Problem of Pain

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0023
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the “classic” experiment with the regulation of substance abuse culminated in the provision in the Eighteenth Amendment. It illustrates the problem in the case of Gonzales v. ... More


Slavery, Secession and Benjamin’s Confederate Years

William C. Gilmore

in The Confederate Jurist: The Legal Life of Judah P. Benjamin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474482004
eISBN:
9781399501828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482004.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter acts as a bridge between the consideration of Benjamin’s two separate legal careers; first in the United States and thereafter in England. Its initial focus is on the political, legal, ... More


Enforcement of the Second Act: Lincoln and Bates

John Syrett

in The Civil War Confiscation Acts: Failing to Reconstruct the South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823224890
eISBN:
9780823240852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823224890.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Lincoln acknowledged the importance of the second act in a number of instances in the weeks after its passage. He and Attorney General Edward Bates chose not to implement the law vigorously. The ... More


Early Military Confiscation

John Syrett

in The Civil War Confiscation Acts: Failing to Reconstruct the South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823224890
eISBN:
9780823240852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823224890.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The military commanders and troops encountered confiscable property before any other government officials and, through martial law, could have prevented transfers of property titles. Attorney General ... More


Confiscation and the Courts: Jurisdiction and Procedures

John Syrett

in The Civil War Confiscation Acts: Failing to Reconstruct the South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823224890
eISBN:
9780823240852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823224890.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Supreme Court liberally interpreted the First and Second Confiscation Acts. It granted Congress the benefit of the doubt on jurisdictional and procedural questions and accepted the constitutional ... More


Obscenity and indecency

Ashbee Edward

in The Bush Administration, Sex and the Moral Agenda

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072765
eISBN:
9781781701294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072765.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the policies of George W. Bush against indecency and obscenity. It explains the impact of the appointment of John Ashcroft as Attorney-General on these policies, and cites data ... More


The British Act of State

F. A. Mann

in Foreign Affairs in English Courts

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255642
eISBN:
9780191681615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255642.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The difficulty of identifying and defining a foreign act of State would probably be less aggravating if an established meaning could be attributed to the British act of State. This, unfortunately, is ... More


Litigation and Legal Advice: Co-ordination and Control

Terence Daintith and Alan Page

in The Executive in the Constitution: Structure, Autonomy, and Internal Control

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268703
eISBN:
9780191683558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268703.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter asks how legal advice is co-ordinated and controlled. It begins with a discussion of the Law Officers, prosecutors, and civil litigation. In considering how the Law Officers act to give ... More


Facts of State

F. A. Mann

in Foreign Affairs in English Courts

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255642
eISBN:
9780191681615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255642.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The facts, circumstances, and events which lie at the root of foreign affairs and their conduct by the Executive have conveniently been described as facts of State. These are facts which are ... More


The Politics of Justice and Security

Geoffrey Marshall

in Constitutional Conventions: The Rules and Forms of Political Accountability

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198762027
eISBN:
9780191695179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762027.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Questions about the desirable extent of political accountability for the actions of those who are in charge of the machinery of justice, and in particular, the mechanisms of prosecution and law ... More


Washington, D. C., Meets Farmville

Jill Ogline Titus

in Brown's Battleground: Students, Segregationists, and the Struggle for Justice in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835074
eISBN:
9781469602455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869369_titus.11
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy called attention to the situation in Prince Edward. “We may observe with much sadness and irony that, outside of Africa, south of the ... More


Constitutional Questions of the Twenty-First-Century Court

James M. Denham

in Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060491
eISBN:
9780813050638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060491.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses constitutional questions that arose in the Middle District of Florida since 2000. The new millennium saw many constitutional disputes reach the Middle District Court. Subjects ... More


Voter Registration, December 1964–December 1965

Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner and Cheryl Reitan

in Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140933
eISBN:
9780813141374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140933.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Despite the passage of the new Voting Rights Act, the Holmes County registrar continued using arbitrary tests to deny blacks the right to register to vote. When the registrar ridiculed schoolteacher ... More


The Struggle for Justice in the Internment Process

Mary Elizabeth and Basile Chopas

in Searching for Subversives: The Story of Italian Internment in Wartime America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469634340
eISBN:
9781469634364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634340.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 3 examines the alien enemy hearings, exploring the question of what process is due enemy aliens through legal constitutional theories concerning aliens’ rights. After comparing the alien ... More


Federal Prosecution Yesterday and Today

Christina L. Boyd, Michael J. Nelson, Ian Ostrander, and Ethan D. Boldt

in The Politics of Federal Prosecution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197554685
eISBN:
9780197554715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197554685.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

What function do federal prosecutors play in the modern political system, and how has this role changed over time? In this chapter, we explore the historical evolution of federal prosecutors and the ... More


Dialogue with the Attorney General’s Office

David Scharia

in Judicial Review of National Security

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199393367
eISBN:
9780199393398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199393367.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter focuses on the dialogue that takes place between the Israeli Supreme Court and the Attorney General’s Office, particularly the use the Court makes of dialogue with attorneys who appear ... More


Constitutionalism and the Westminster Model

Mike McConville and Luke Marsh

in The Myth of Judicial Independence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198822103
eISBN:
9780191861192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822103.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter evaluates the constitutional framework of the United Kingdom, revealing a disturbing new settlement of State power. In particular, it hones in on the ‘Westminster Model’ of government ... More


Three Case Studies in Political Control

Banks Miller and Brett Curry

in U.S. Attorneys, Political Control, and Career Ambition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190928247
eISBN:
9780190928278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928247.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter explores three periods in the development of the relationship between U.S. Attorneys (USAs) and the Department of Justice. The first case study considers the executive branch’s use of ... More


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