Jessie Allen’s Commentaries On Blackstone

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Jessie Allen’s Commentaries on Blackstone

Jessie Allen is Associate Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.




Entries (originally posted at Jessie Allen, Blackstone Weekly) For any comments on the original posts, please refer to those posts.

Law and Hope. Introduction.  Section the Second.  Of the NATURE of LAWS in General.  First published November 2008.

Merry Christmas. Book the first. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the first. Of the absolute RIGHTS of INDIVIDUALS. First published December 2008.

Private Property and the Romance of Holiday Gift Giving. Book the First. Chapter the First. Of the Absolute Rights of Individuals. First published January 1, 2009.

Rights of Passage. Book the First. Chapter the Second. Of the ParliamentFirst published January 21, 2009.

Equality and OozeBook the First. The RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the Second. Of the ParliamentFirst published February 7, 2009.

The King Is Dead; Long Live the Law. Book the First. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the Third. Of the King, and His Title. First published February 19, 2009.

Blackstone’s Sister. BOOK the First. Chapter the Fourth. Of the KING’s Royal FAMILY. First published March 2, 2009.

Conventions of Peers. BOOK THE FIRST. Chapter the Fifth. Of the COUNCILS belonging to the KING. First published March 16, 2009.

Projection/SubjectionBook the First. Chapter the sixth. Of the KING’s DUTIES. First published on April 4, 2009.

Torture and the Legal Pen. BOOK THE FIRST. Chapter the seventh. Of the KING’S PREROGATIVE. First published May 19, 2009.

The Royal Fish, or, Blackstone is BoringBook 1. Chapter the Eighth. Of the KING’S REVENUE. First published June 21, 2009.

Peace and Beer. Book 1. Chapter the ninth. Of subordinate MAGISTRATES. First published August 5, 2009.

Ties that Bind. BOOK I. Chapter the tenth. Of the PEOPLE, whether ALIENS, DENIZENS, or NATIVES. First published August 25, 2009.

Law Makes the World. BOOK I. Chapter the Eleventh. Of the CLERGY. First published October 4, 2009.

Totems of Our Lives. BOOK THE FIRST: Chapter the twelfth.  Of the CIVIL STATE. First published December 2009.