Common Pleas

Some articles on pleas, common pleas, common:

Court Of King's Bench (England) - Jurisdiction
... The King's Bench's main jurisdiction was over "pleas of the crown" cases which involved the King in some way ... revenue matters, which were handled by the Exchequer of Pleas, the King's Bench held exclusive jurisdiction over these cases ... Bench did act as an appellate body, hearing appeals from the Court of Common Pleas, eyre circuits, assize courts and local courts, but was not a court of last resort its ...
Court Of Common Pleas (England) - History - Struggle With The King's Bench
... During the 15th century, the common law courts were challenged by the civil law and equity found in the Chancery and similar courts ... These courts and legal methods were much faster than the common law courts, so lawyers and claimants flocked to them ... This was perceived as a threat to the common law courts, for good reason between 1460 and 1540, the business of the common law courts significantly dropped, while the Chancery's cases rose ...
Court Of King's Bench (England) - History - Dissolution
... was that by the end of Charles II's reign, all three common law courts had a similar jurisdiction over most common pleas, with similar processes ... of the Court of King's Bench, for example, was originally confined to pleas of the Crown, and then extended to actions where violence was used - actions of trespass, by force but now, all actions are admissible ... drawn over to itself actions which really belong to...the Court of Common Pleas ...
Custos Brevium
... The Custos Brevium was an official in the Court of Common Pleas and Court of King's Bench ... In the Court of Common Pleas the Custos Brevium served as Chief Clerk, in charge of the officials that supported the Justices of the Common Pleas in their ...
Henry Of Bath - Career
1245 he became Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas ... acted as the senior justice for an Eyre circuit, during which period the Court of Common Pleas did not sit ... before another of Henry's trips to Gascony, and was made Chief Justice of the Common Pleas yet again in 1256, serving until 1258 and dying in November 1260 ...

Famous quotes containing the words pleas and/or common:

    The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. The friend becomes a traitor by breaking, however unwillingly or sadly, out of our own zone: a hard judgment is passed on him, for all the pleas of the heart.
    Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973)

    If music in general is an imitation of history, opera in particular is an imitation of human willfulness; it is rooted in the fact that we not only have feelings but insist upon having them at whatever cost to ourselves.... The quality common to all the great operatic roles, e.g., Don Giovanni, Norma, Lucia, Tristan, Isolde, Brünnhilde, is that each of them is a passionate and willful state of being. In real life they would all be bores, even Don Giovanni.
    —W.H. (Wystan Hugh)