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The Origins of the Special Jury
During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the special jury emerged in English common and statutory law as a familiar feature of the civil trial.2 Ordinarily the term "special jury" appeared inExpand
Insurance Litigation Involving the Zong and Other British Slave Ships, 1780–1807
The infamous Zong case played an instrumental part in the abolition movement of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and it is well known to historians of the slave trade. Not so wellExpand
John Locke, Lord Mansfield, and Arbitration During the Eighteenth Century
An exploration of the origins of the Arbitration Act of 1698 and an analysis of court-related arbitration during the next century. Principal conclusions: (1) that the act originated at the board ofExpand
Arbitration in America: The Early History
On June 29, 1789, Zephaniah Turner of Charles County, Maryland, wrote to President George Washington and observed: Our Laws are too Numerous. Is it not possible that an alteration might take placeExpand
English Common Law in the Age of Mansfield
In the eighteenth century, the English common law courts laid the foundation that continues to support present-day Anglo-American law. Lord Mansfield, Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench,Expand
Trial by Jury: The Seventh Amendment and Anglo-American Special Juries
PrefaceIntroduction 1 The Scope of the Seventh Amendment Guarantee 2 The "Complexity Exception" 3 Law versus Fact 4 Determining Damages: The Seventh Amendment, the Writ of Inquiry, and PunitiveExpand
New Light on Mansfield and Slavery
Popular history often credits Lord Mansfield with freeing the slaves in England by his decision in the Somerset case. That he did not do so is by now agreed and is a point featured in modernExpand