Mrs Western said, "she knew the law much better; that she had known servants very severely punished for affronting their masters;" and then named a certain justice
of the peace in London, "who," she said, "would commit a servant to Bridewell at any time when a master or mistress desired it.
Even justices of the peace are to be appointed by the legislature.
The magistrate in whom the whole executive power resides cannot of himself make a law, though he can put a negative on every law; nor administer justice in person, though he has the appointment of those who do administer it.
I remember--I remember," said Chief Justice Oliver to himself, "when his present most sacred Majesty was proclaimed.
It did not occur to the chief justice that nothing but the most grievous tyranny could so soon have changed the people's hearts.
As the chief justice lingered an instant at the door a trumpet sounded within, and the regiment came clattering forth and galloped down the street.
thought the chief justice, with somewhat of an old Puritan feeling in his breast.
For the practicability of his ideas has nothing to do with their truth; and the highest thoughts to which he attains may be truly said to bear the greatest "marks of design"--justice
more than the external frame-work of the State, the idea of good more than justice
He told me there was no occasion to go before the justice now, I was at liberty to go where I pleased; and so, calling to the constable, told him he might let me go, for I was discharged.
tis a mistake, sir; I must carry her before a justice now, whether you think well of it or not.
I think he was a corn-handler), and a man of good sense, stood to his business, would not discharge me without going to a justice of the peace; and I insisted upon it too.
The place of justice
is an hallowed place; and therefore not only the bench, but the foot-place; and precincts and purprise thereof, ought to be preserved without scandal and corruption.