The Rule of Law: Its Nature and General Applications

  • A. V. Dicey


Two features have at all times since the Norman Conquest characterised the political institutions of England.


General Application Judicial Decision Personal Freedom Individual Liberty Arbitrary Power 
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    Year Books, xxiv Edward III, cited Gneist, Englische Verwaltungsrecht (1867), vol. i, p. 454.Google Scholar
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    See de Tocqueville, Ouvres complètes (14th ed., 1864), vol. viii (Mélanges historiques), pp. 455–457.Google Scholar
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    For Habeas Corpus in war-time, see Wade and Phillips, Constitutional Law (5th ed., 1955), pp. 382–385.Google Scholar
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    See eh. xii and cf. pp. cxiii et seq.,App. 1, post,and Jennings, The Law and the Constitution (4th ed., 1952), App. ii.Google Scholar
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    See Plonard, Les Constitutions françaises (1871–1876), pp. 14–16;Google Scholar

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