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On civil liberty and self-government

Author: Francis Lieber
Publisher: Union, NJ : Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2001.
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Lieber, Francis, 1800-1872.
On civil liberty and self-government.
Union, NJ : Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2001
(OCoLC)952858359
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Lieber
ISBN: 1584770708 9781584770701
OCLC Number: 42780522
Notes: Originally published: Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1859.
Description: 629 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introductory --
Definitions of liberty --
The meaning of civil liberty --
Ancient and modern liberty. Ancient, medieval, and modern states --
Anglican liberty --
National independence. Personal liberty --
Bail. Penal trial --
High treason --
Communion. Locomotion, emigration --
Liberty of conscience. Property. Supremacy of the law --
Quartering soldiers. The army --
Petition. Association --
Publicity --
Supremacy of the law. Taxation. Division of power --
Responsible ministers. Courts declaring laws unconstitutional. Representative government --
Representative government continued. Basis of property. Direct and indirect elections --
Parliamentary law and usage. The speaker. Two houses. The veto --
Independence of the judiciary. The law, jus, common law --
Independence of jus, self-development of law continued. Accusatorial and inquisitorial trials. Independence of the judge --
Independence of jus continued. Trial by jury. The advocate --
Self-government --
American liberty --
In what civil liberty consists, proved by contraries --
Gallican liberty. Spreading of liberty --
The institution. Its definition. Its power for good and evil --
The institution continued. Institutional liberty. Institutional local self-government --
Effects and uses of institutional self-government --
Dangers and inconveniences of institutional self-government --
Advantages of institutional government, farther considered --
Institutional government the only government which prevents the growth of too much power. Liberty, wealth and longevity of states --
Insecurity of uninstitutional governments. Unorganized inarticulated popular power --
Imperatorial sovereignty --
Imperatorial sovereignty continued. Its origin and character examined --
Centralization. Influence of capital cities --
Vox Populi vox Dei. --
Appendix. I.A paper on elections, election statistics and general votes of yes or no --
II. A paper on the abuse of the pardoning power ; III. A paper on subjects connected with the inquisitorial trial and the laws of evidence ; IV. Magna Charta of King John ; V. The petition of right ; VI. An act for the better securing the liberty of the subject, and for prevention of imprisonments beyond the seas, commonly called "the Habeas Corpus Act" ; VII. Bill of Rights passed 1 William and Mary, sess. 2 ch. 2, 1689 ; VIII. A declaration by the representatives of the United States of America in congress assembled ; IX. Articles of Confederation and perpetual union between the states ; X. Constitution of the United States of America ; XI. The French Constitution, adopted and proclaimed on the twenty-fourth of June, 1793 ; XII. French charter of Louis XVIII and that adopted in the year 1830 ; XIII. Constitution of the French republic ; XIV. The present constitution of France ; XV. Report of the French Senatorial Committee on the petitions to change the republic into an empire, in November, 1852, and the senatus consultum adopted in conformity with it ; XVI. --
Letter of the French Minister of the Interior, Mr. De Morny, addressed to the prefects of the departments in the year 1852.
Responsibility: by Francis Lieber.

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