Admiralty Court

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Admiralty Court

a section of the QUEEN'S BENCH Division of the HIGH COURT made up of PUISNE judges assisted by a nautical assessor.
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But the English lawyers had decided that Parliament was omnipotent--and Parliament, in its omnipotence, instead of trial by jury and the Habeas Corpus, enacted admiralty courts in England to try Americans for offences charged against them as committed in America; instead of the privileges of Magna Charta, nullified the charter itself of Massachusetts Bay; shut up the port of Boston; sent armies and navies to keep the peace and teach the colonies that John Hampden was a rebel and Algernon Sidney a traitor.
The fact that a coastguard was the first on board may save some complications later on, in the Admiralty Court, for coastguards cannot claim the salvage which is the right of the first civilian entering on a derelict.
There were a great many bundles of papers on it, some endorsed as Allegations, and some (to my surprise) as Libels, and some as being in the Consistory Court, and some in the Arches Court, and some in the Prerogative Court, and some in the Admiralty Court, and some in the Delegates' Court; giving me occasion to wonder much, how many Courts there might be in the gross, and how long it would take to understand them all.
Admiralty courts have granted salvage awards for objects found in
Moreover, the United States, in its Amici Brief stated that, "the decision below extending sovereign immunity to a political subdivision that is not an 'arm of the State' for purposes of the Eleventh Amendment is wrong and threatens the longstanding federal interest in uniformity by placing such entities beyond the reach of admiralty courts." (139) However, Justice Thomas failed to discuss this important originalist and functional concern in the Court's decision on why federal admiralty law trumps common law residual immunity.
The cabinet on Monday approved a bill providing for the creation of commercial and admiralty courts, outgoing Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou announced.
maritime claims were adjudicated in the admiralty courts of each colony
district court stated, "Admiralty courts have adhered to the
Admiralty courts, also known as maritime courts, are courts exercising jurisdiction over all maritime contracts, torts, injuries, and offenses.
(5) The legal proceedings mentioned by Whitbourne were the first Admiralty courts held outside of England, and most likely they were the reason for the voyage mentioned in the letter.
[...] In contrast, some judgments of foreign admiralty courts are enforceable in the admiralty or maritime jurisdiction of the United States courts.
Early British admiralty courts adjudicated cases involving activities on the high seas because of sovereign interests in national defense and foreign affairs.