In old movies and usually under the English common law the hero was never the aggressor.  The good guy would never throw the first punch or take the first shot. In old movies and usually under the English common law parents were required to raise their boys to be gentlemen.  Christians turned the other cheek. […]

George and Martha Washington had the kind of marriage Frank Sinatra would sing about many years later: Love and marriage, love and marriage,  Go together like a horse and carriage.  This I tell ya, brother, you can’t have one without the other.  While Sinatra crooned, the kind of common law marriage George and Martha Washington […]

Black’s Law Dictionary 4th Ed. defines an Information like this: “An accusation exhibited against a person for some criminal offense, without an indictment.  4 Bl. Comm.308.  An accusation in the nature of an indictment, from which it differs only in being presented by a competent public officer on his oath of office, instead of a […]

The early English King, Alfred the Great is credited with the origination of the county, borough and sheriff.  King Alfred is also credited with the origin of the English common law. The county was the local unit of government for hundreds of years in England, so it was quite natural for county government to be […]

Before the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, government and law in America was determined by the English monarchy and Parliament.  English common law was the ordinary civil and criminal law for the commoner.  The monarchy, nobility and Church were subject to different sets of laws. After the Declaration of Independence and the defeat […]

The odds are you are not being investigated for the commission of English common law crime.  There are no common law courts in any of the 50 States, and there have never been any common law courts in the federal judiciary.  There are no common law courts, because there are no common law judges or […]

Today’s Los Angeles Times reports, “Los Angeles County prosecutors” are planning to file charges against actress Lindsay Lohan for the alleged theft of a $2,500 necklace. The filing of charges will be a complaint upon information and belief and not upon a presentment or indictment required by the California Constitution of 1849, which required that […]

The common law is so named because it is so much a part of the community that is also part of the oral language.  Do not fall for the Wikipedia/government propaganda that the common law was made by judges.  English common law had a history heavily influenced by the English monarchy’s administration of all legal […]

On April 20, 2010 the United States Supreme Court struck down a federal law that made it a crime to make or sell videos of dogfights or other depictions of animal cruelty.  The Court’s 8-to-1 decision was based on the protection afforded free speech by the First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an […]

Former federal judge and Attorney General Michael Mukasey in a November 14, 2009 interview on the Fox News Network claimed there was little the families of the 9-11 victims could do to stop the planned prosecutions in the Southern District of New York. Mukasey is wrong.  The United States Department of Justice must obtain a […]

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