Magna Carta forbids sale of justice.‏

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Magna Carta forbids sale of justice.‏
« on: April 09, 2016, 03:50:23 PM »

Magna Carta forbids sale of justice.‏
When Henry III reissued Magna Carta its 69 clauses had been reduced to 27. It remained that way, with minor changes, until the 19th century, when British parliamentarians set about pruning obsolete laws from the many-layered British legal code. By the mid-20th century, only three clauses remained on the books. These remaining laws grant freedom to the Church of England, guarantee the customs and liberties of the city of London and—most importantly—forbid arbitrary arrest and the sale of justice.

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