courts of justice

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[1274a] magistrates, an aristocracy; and in their courts of justice, a democracy.
Both Ephialtes and Pericles abridged the power of the Areopagites, the latter of whom introduced the method of paying those who attended the courts of justice: and thus every one who aimed at being popular proceeded increasing the power of the people to what we now see it.
The majesty of the national authority must be manifested through the medium of the courts of justice. The government of the Union, like that of each State, must be able to address itself immediately to the hopes and fears of individuals; and to attract to its support those passions which have the strongest influence upon the human heart.
The success of it would require not merely a factious majority in the legislature, but the concurrence of the courts of justice and of the body of the people.
Because when once an efficient national government is established, the best men in the country will not only consent to serve, but also will generally be appointed to manage it; for, although town or country, or other contracted influence, may place men in State assemblies, or senates, or courts of justice, or executive departments, yet more general and extensive reputation for talents and other qualifications will be necessary to recommend men to offices under the national government, -- especially as it will have the widest field for choice, and never experience that want of proper persons which is not uncommon in some of the States.
There is no making long marches in this country; an army here is a great city well peopled and under exact government: they take their wives and children with them, and the camp hath its streets, its market places, its churches, courts of justice, judges, and civil officers.
I then descended to the courts of justice; over which the judges, those venerable sages and interpreters of the law, presided, for determining the disputed rights and properties of men, as well as for the punishment of vice and protection of innocence.
Upon what I said in relation to our courts of justice, his majesty desired to be satisfied in several points: and this I was the better able to do, having been formerly almost ruined by a long suit in chancery, which was decreed for me with costs.
David Challen (centre) with members of Justice for Women outside the Royal Courts of Justice Wife murder appeal A WOMAN who killed her husband with a hammer has won the go-ahead to challenge her conviction.
The road between the Royal Courts of Justice and the Laganside courts in Belfast is used by buses and motorists visiting or working in the courts.
The hiring out of parts of the Royal Courts of Justice for corporate parties was sharply criticised in the Commons yesterday.