The 1689 Bill of Rights

@article{Lock1989The1B,
  title={The 1689 Bill of Rights},
  author={G. Lock},
  journal={Political Studies},
  year={1989},
  volume={37},
  pages={540 - 561}
}
  • G. Lock
  • Published 1 December 1989
  • Sociology
  • Political Studies
Following the disastrous reign of James II, the Bill of Rights was introduced to curb future arbitrary behaviour by the Crown. Five of the thirteen Articles are still active and cases illustrating their use in the courts are described. The courts have enforced the requirement for parliamentary consent to taxation and the ban on the executive's power to suspend statutes but have been less strict over the dispensing power. Article 9, on parliamentary freedom of speech, is in active use, and… Expand
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