Magna Carta Analysis by ANDRIE AMOR PERIOD 4 (COMMITMENT TO "DUE…
Magna Carta Analysis by ANDRIE AMOR PERIOD 4
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
(17) Lawsuits will be settled in one permanent place of court, this would be more scheduled and organized.
(18) Every case would have a chance to be heard justly.
(19) Every case will be provided with a fair hearing even if the case was not able to be done within the day of the court
(24) No other person of postition should hold lawsuits that are being held by royal justice. Lawsuits held by Royal Justice should not be held by anyone else.
(36) A person would have to attend court before being given a sentence or fine as punishment.
(38) A person on trial would need a witness to say that the man has committed the crime or has not.
(39) A person would not be imprisoned or punished unless judgement of law and his equals says so. If the persons sentence is according to evidence, then it is permitted to strip of rights, etc.
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.
(20) People will only be fined according to the severity of what they have done.
(21) Earls and Barons would also be fined for their actions depending on how bad it is.
(40) After the Magna Carta, no one should buy writs because it restricts some people from affording them which denies their justice
(55) All fines that were give unfairly before the Magna Carta, would be given back to the people and repayed.
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
(63) The church shall be free and people shall keep their liberties, rights, and concessions.
(60) All men within the kingdom would have liberties and rights extended to them.
(45) People must know the law the to keep the law system in check and usable.
RULE OF LAW
Powers and privileges of the king are clearly defined and limited; charter provides for enforcement of restrictions placed on the king.
(1) King cannot interfere with the church nor does the Church require the Kings permission for decisions