Magna Carta Analysis by Fatima Iniguez Razon 4th period (COMMITMENT TO…
Magna Carta Analysis by Fatima Iniguez Razon 4th period
COMMITMENT TO "DUE PROCESS OF LAW"
Established procedures; no trial without evidence/testimony to support accusations; reliance on local courts and magistrates; trials held in a timely manner; trials open to the public; trial by jury of one's peers
Kind of like 17 saying that some offenses are better to be held in a royal court and some are not depending on the degree of the offense
When having court(ordinary or not to big offense) should be held in one spot and not in a royal court(because of the offense that was committed and not all can be held in a royal place if not appropriate like a common thing) so that important stuff can be kept in one spot and not moved around or lost.
Not just anybody in a high position can hold lawsuits it should only be by someone the royal justice so that the accused is actually getting a correct sentence depending on what it is and so that it should actually be correct.
someone should not be accused of something without witness to say they did or did not do something
FAIRNESS OF THE LAWS AND THEIR EXECUTION
"Reasonable" rules and regulations; equal justice under the law; recognition of customs, traditions, and established rights; restoration of property and fines if not justly taken; punishment in proportion to the crime.
They should at least try to have a fair hearing
Earls and barons are fined by people equal to them
you can repay fines that were unjust
RESPECT FOR ECONOMIC RIGHTS
Right to property; fairness in economic transactions--standard weights and measures; reimbursement for and/or restoration of property; freedom for merchants to move in order to conduct business
the person punished must be in proportion of their offence
if the life or limb is deprived it be issued by a writ free of charge and can not be refused.
a case should be presented to someone equal to their own class or else nothing should be taken from them
If you can not afford to pay you can not have the justice you need
RULE OF LAW
Powers and privileges of the king are clearly defined and limited; charter provides for enforcement of restrictions placed on the king.
The church has freedom so they do not have the king interfere with them.
Only men that know the law and are officials that can make the right choice can make justice
all men should have rights and liberties and should be seen as the same with other men
The English church is free the every man has their own rights