The awful discretion which a court of impeachments must necessarily have, to doom to honor or to infamy the most confidential and the most distinguished characters of the community, forbids the commitment of the trust to a small number of persons.
These considerations seem alone sufficient to authorize a conclusion, that the Supreme Court would have been an improper substitute for the Senate, as a court of impeachments.
Alice had never been in a court of
justice before, but she had read about them in books, and she was quite pleased to find that she knew the name of nearly everything there.
The first of these is the court of
inspection over the behaviour of the magistrates when they have quitted their office; the second is to punish those who have injured the public; the third is to take cognisance of those causes in which the state is a party; the fourth is to decide between magistrates and private persons, who appeal from a fine laid upon them; the fifth is to determine disputes which may arise concerning contracts of great value; the sixth is to judge between foreigners, and of murders, of which there are different species; and these may all be tried by the same judges or by different ones; for there are murders of malice prepense and of chance-medley; there is also justifiable homicide, where the fact is admitted, and the legality of it disputed.
Our manager will, this afternoon, be at the Court of
Assize at Versailles, with the letter--the letter containing the name of the murderer!"
A green court plain, with a wall about it; a second court of
the same, but more garnished, with little turrets, or rather embellishments, upon the wall; and a third court, to make a square with the front, but not to be built, nor yet enclosed with a naked wall, but enclosed with terraces, leaded aloft, and fairly garnished, on the three sides; and cloistered on the inside, with pillars, and not with arches below.
And hard by Temple Bar, in Lincoln's Inn Hall, at the very heart of the fog, sits the Lord High Chancellor in his High Court of
It was the first time that he had ever crossed the threshold of a court of
justice, and curiosity seemed to be strongly blended with his personal feelings.
The court of
Anne of Austria was full of gayety and animation; for, after having gained a victory over the Spaniard, it had just gained another over the people.
"In the Superior Court of
San Francisco," the Counsel replied.
But the completion of Monplaisir (Monblaisir the honest German folks call it) was stopped for lack of ready money, and it and its park and garden are now in rather a faded condition, and not more than ten times big enough to accommodate the Court of
the reigning Sovereign.
The executive magistrate has a qualified negative on the legislative body, and the Senate, which is a part of the legislature, is a court of
impeachment for members both of the executive and judiciary departments.