But the English lawyers had decided that Parliament was omnipotent--and Parliament, in its omnipotence, instead of trial by jury and the Habeas Corpus, enacted admiralty courts
in England to try Americans for offences charged against them as committed in America; instead of the privileges of Magna Charta, nullified the charter itself of Massachusetts Bay; shut up the port of Boston; sent armies and navies to keep the peace and teach the colonies that John Hampden was a rebel and Algernon Sidney a traitor.
The fact that a coastguard was the first on board may save some complications later on, in the Admiralty Court
, for coastguards cannot claim the salvage which is the right of the first civilian entering on a derelict.
There were a great many bundles of papers on it, some endorsed as Allegations, and some (to my surprise) as Libels, and some as being in the Consistory Court, and some in the Arches Court, and some in the Prerogative Court, and some in the Admiralty Court
, and some in the Delegates' Court; giving me occasion to wonder much, how many Courts there might be in the gross, and how long it would take to understand them all.
Bertie did not see the bottle go off; but the mate opportunely discharging a stick of real dynamite aft where it would harm nobody, Bertie would have sworn in any admiralty court
to a nigger blown to flinders.
82) While the probate and admiralty courts
Early British admiralty courts
adjudicated cases involving activities on the high seas because of sovereign interests in national defense and foreign affairs.
In the early republic, America had special admiralty courts
Nevertheless it argues that, in the wake of the Miles saga, the admiralty courts
appear willing to reclaim their healthy role in making admiralty law free from mirages of nonexistent congressional mandates or occupation of admiralty waters.
are free to adjudicate a foreign sovereign's claim to maritime property (whether a vessel or cargo), so long as that sovereign was not ousted of its actual possession at the institution of the proceeding, is one of long-standing and pedigree.
WAITING: The Stalingrad sits under arrest in Liverpool by the Admiralty courts
as the 14-man crew remains unpaid and creditors hover
Adams, having watched the Admiralty Courts
prior to the American Revolution, had the Declaration of Independence state that all administrative courts should be banned.
sat in the colonies that bordered the sea long before the Declaration of Independence.