Jurisprudence

Ties that Bind

Jessie Allen, School of Law, University of Pittsburgh BOOK I.  Chapter the tenth. Of the PEOPLE, whether ALIENS, DENIZENS, or NATIVES. This chapter is about the different legal statuses of residents within a governmental territory....

Peace and Beer

Jessie Allen, School of Law, University of Pittsburgh Book 1. Chapter the ninth. Of subordinate MAGISTRATES. This chapter is about the keepers of the king’s peace – sheriffs, under-sheriffs, constables, coroners, bailiffs, and justices of...

Law and Hope

Jessie Allen, School of Law, University of Pittsburgh Introduction.  Section the Second.  Of the NATURE of LAWS in General. In this section, Blackstone gives his famous definition of law:  “a rule of civil conduct prescribed...