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  Petition of Right - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Petition of Right is a document produced by the English Parliament in the run-up to the English Civil War.
The petition had the support of Sir Edward Coke; John Pym claimed that the rights herein demanded predated even the Norman conquest and were confirmed by successive kings.
The King was under great financial pressure, and agreed in June to look into the "abuses", but maintained his prerogative rights.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Petition_of_Right   (141 words)

 Petition of Right, Sir Edward Coke
Petition of Right was a document written in 1628 by Sir Edward Coke with the assistance of the English Parliament.
Charles did not like the Petition of Right, but he accepted it because he knew of no other way to persuade Parliament to vote the funds he had demanded.
The Petition of Right was presented to King Charles I by Sir Edward Coke.
franklaughter.tripod.com /cgi-bin/histprof/misc/petright.html   (428 words)

 John E. Wolfgram: How the Judiciary Stole the Right to Petition
After all, a petition for redress is a complaint that government violated rights and a demand that it stop, and to compensate the complainant for damages.
It wasn't until 1882 that the "Right of Petition" was discussed at all in the sovereign immunity context.
The right embraces dissent, and 'would seem unnecessary to be expressly provided for in a republican government, since it results from the very nature and structure of its institutions.
www.constitution.org /abus/wolfgram/ptnright.htm   (19079 words)

 Right of Petition -- Time to Sign
The right to Petition is the foundation of Popular Sovereignty and is the direct vehicle for the peaceful, non-violent resolution of matters concerning violations of right, law and limited governance.
In 1791, the right to petition became the primary right of the People of the United States of America, expressed in the First Amendment to the federal Constitution.
The right to Petition for Redress of Grievances is the final protection -- the final, peaceful check and balance in our system of Constitutional government in which the government derives its limited powers from the consent of the sovereign people.
www.givemeliberty.org /FreedomDrive/Update10-8-02.htm   (1302 words)

 Let Right Be Done ~ Petition Of Right ~HMO HARDBALL
Jackie's "Petition of Right" has been inspired by many extraordinary individuals who refused to waive their legal rights in spite of coercion and retaliation by the powerful.
A "Petition of Right" is best explained in David Mamet's film, The Winslow Boy, based on the true story of a young boy who was wrongly expelled from the Royal Naval College for theft and forgery.
LET RIGHT BE Four days into the trial, the British Admiralty announced that it had accepted the boy's claim of innocence that it had rejected twice before in secret proceedings at which the boy had no representation and advocacy.
www.hmohardball.com /LetRightBeDone.html   (535 words)

 The Right to Ride Petition
This is not right, nor is it fair, but it is the way it is. Some of our fellow Maritimers would have us lock up all public lands so that only those who are able to access public lands by foot would be allowed the privilege of doing so.
Take the opportunity to sign this petition and inform local government of your desire to have access to the properties under their management, and specifically with the concern of allowing access with ATV’s, dirt bikes, and other OHV's.
The The Right to Ride Petition to Voluntary Planning Task Force was created by and written by Michael A. Fraser.
www.petitiononline.com /r2rns/petition.html   (833 words)

 Keep and Bear Arms - Gun Owners Home Page - 2nd Amendment Supporters
Do not be misled by the Petition's references to California - the infringements in California are being focused on because of this state's particular legal situation, as outlined in the Petition itself.
As this Petition is a joint venture between Citizens of America and KeepandBearArms.com, you may receive an occasional email update on the Petition's progress if you include an email address, and your name will be removed from that list if you ask us to do so.
However, the petition is addressed to Attorney General Ashcroft because he has gone on record saying the Second Amendment is an individual right, and he oversees the federal agency that is tasked with enforcing civil rights laws.
www.keepandbeararms.com /petition   (2868 words)

 Right to Petition in Nevada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Amend Nevada's initiative petition laws to ensure accuracy and truth in the language of an initiative and to maintain Nevadan's right to petition its government.
They add that an initiative petition should be the people's last resort when the legislature won't or can't act.
They note that special interests have the same rights as everyone else to bring their idea by initiative to the people for their decision.
www.nfib.com /object/IO_19505.html   (263 words)

 FindLaw Constitutional Law Center: U.S. Constitution: First Amendment: Annotations pg. 21 of 21
The right of petition recognized by the First Amendment first came into prominence in the early 1830's, when petitions against slavery in the District of Columbia began flowing into Congress in a constantly increasing stream, which reached its climax in the winter of 1835.
''The right of the people peaceably to assemble for the purpose of petitioning Congress for a redress of grievances, or for anything else connected with the powers or the duties of the National Government, is an attribute of national citizenship, and, as such, under the protection of, and guaranteed by, the United States.
Later cases tend to merge the rights of assembly and petition into the speech and press clauses, and, indeed, all four rights may well be considered as elements of an inclusive right to freedom of expression.
supreme.lp.findlaw.com /constitution/amendment01/21.html   (1331 words)

 Citrus: Petition: civil right or uncivil wrong?
Like freedom of speech, the right to petition is protected by the First Amendment, which is the basis of the American Civil Liberties Union's assertion that Citrus County is violating the Constitution by prohibiting petition-signing in libraries.
"People don't realize the right to petition is right up there with the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion," said Bruce Howie, chairman of the legal panel for the Pinellas County ACLU chapter.
According to a long-standing library policy, petitioning, posting of for-profit advertisements and the dissemination of campaign literature is banned in Citrus libraries.
www.sptimes.com /2004/03/23/Citrus/Petition__civil_right.shtml   (700 words)

 FindLaw: U.S. Constitution: First Amendment: Annotations pg. 21 of 21   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
211 The right extends to the ''approach of citizens or groups of them to administrative agencies (which are both creatures of the legislature, and arms of the executive) and to courts, the third branch of Government.
The right of ac cess to the courts is indeed but one aspect of the right of petition.'' 212
Certain conduct may call forth a denomination of petition 224 or assembly, 225 but there seems little question that no substantive issue turns upon whether one may be said to be engaged in speech or assembly or petition.
caselaw.lp.findlaw.com /data/constitution/amendment01/21.html   (1331 words)

 Petition of Right on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Nigeria petition says "no to death by stoning": Women's Right Watch Nigeria (WRWN) is urgi...
PETITION OF RIGHT [Petition of Right] 1628, a statement of civil liberties sent by the English Parliament to Charles I.
Inuit Petition Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Oppose Climate Change Caused by the United States of America.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/P/Petition.asp   (383 words)

 Amendment V: Controversy over Petition of Right
The Commons sent a Message to the Lords, that they would join in an humble request to the king, that a clear and satisfactory Answer be given by his majesty in full parliament to the Petition of Right; whereunto the lords did agree.
Selden and others should see if the Petition of Right and his majesty's Answer thereunto were inrolled in the Parliament rolls, and the Courts at Westminster, as his majesty sent them word the last session they should be; and also in what manner they were entered; which was done accordingly, and Mr.
I find in the country the Petition of Right printed indeed, but with an Answer that never gave any satisfaction: I desire a committee may consider thereof, and present it to the house, and that the printer be sent for to give satisfaction to the house, by what warrant it was printed.
press-pubs.uchicago.edu /founders/documents/amendV_due_processs3.html   (2382 words)

 Stop taxpayer funding of the ACLU Petition : [ powered by iPetitions.com ]
The views expressed in this petition are solely those of the petition's sponsor and do not in any way reflect the views of iPetitions.
iPetitions is solely a provider of technical services to the petition sponsor and cannot be held liable for any damages or injury or other harm arising from this petition.
In the event no adequate sponsor is named, iPetitions will consider the individual account holder with which the petition was created as the lawful sponsor.
www.ipetitions.com /petition/ACLU   (390 words)

 Petition of Right
Petition of Right, 1628, a statement of civil liberties sent by the English Parliament to
Petition of Right - Right, Petition of: see Petition of Right.
English civil war: The Rise of the Opposition - The Rise of the Opposition Under James I James I was not long in gaining a personal unpopularity...
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0838617.html   (371 words)

 SIPTN PETITION: YOUR RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Knowledgeable students of the Constitution are aware that the right of the citizenry to keep and bear arms is guaranteed by that great document.
It does not say that this right may be slightly infringed, a little bit infringed, or incrementally infringed.
Pursuant to the constitutional right to keep and bear arms, the Southern Independence Party (www.siptn.org) has initiated a petition which calls for the Governor and legislature to formulate and pass legislation which will declare federal gun laws to be null and void here....and illegal under the Constitution.
www.siptn.org /updates/june/keep_and_bear_arms.htm   (248 words)

 Sir Edward Coke, Petition of Right
He opposed Prince Charles's proposed Spanish marriage, took a part in drawing up the charges against Bacon and spoke in the great debate on the liberties of parliament (1621), spending nine months in prison as a result, but nothing was found that could incriminate him.
In 1628 it was his bill of liberties that ultimately took the form of the Petition of Right.
Admitting his changed views, Coke, at the age of 76, molded the ancient precedents, including Magna Carta, into a charter of liberty limiting the royal prerogatvie.
www.laughtergenealogy.com /bin/histprof/misc/coke.html   (809 words)

 Palladium-Item - www.pal-item.com - Richmond, Ind.
The petition to allow the assisted living center on the southeast side of Richmond should be denied.
The developer has stated this isn't a commercial establishment and yet the next breath identified it as a "for profit" venture.
The council has a lot to consider and I hope the "right decision" is an informed one.
pal-item.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051116/NEWS03/511160343/1003   (296 words)

 | UNITED SIKHS | www.unitedsikhs.org | - Right to Turban petition
We the undersigned urge the abovementioned to uphold the basic human rights of Freedom of Faith and Religion and Right to Education and Ethnic identity in France by not supporting any legislation which will ban the wearing of articles of Faith, Religion and Ethnic Identity in public schools and regulate their wearing at the workplace.
The global community urges President Chirac to reconsider his decision as it violates fundamental human rights including the freedom of Faith, Religion and the Right to Ethnic Identity and Education.
There is no evidence to suggest that the French core values of 'Liberty, Equality and Fraternity' have been threatened by anyone expressing his or her Faith, Religion or Ethnic Identity.
www.unitedsikhs.org /us-eu/petitions/petition_eng.htm   (1098 words)

 British Historical Documents: Petition of Right, 1628
An important document setting out the rights and liberties of the subject as opposed to the prerogatives of the crown (ie.
This action favouring the common man was championed by Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634), a prominent parliamentary adversary of the crown.
His sparkling resume included public service as Speaker of the House of Commons, Attorney General, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Chief Justice of the King's Bench.
www.britannia.com /history/docs/petition.html   (182 words)

 Petition of Right, 1628   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Parliament made this petition to Charles I. Charles I assented to the Petition in the beginning of his reign.
Charles was later deposed and beheaded as part of England's Civil War.
Copyright © 1998-2006, Douglas Amber, J.D., all rights reserved; used by permission.
www.agh-attorneys.com /4_petition_of_right.htm   (542 words)

 Stop Them Before They Film Again Petition
We wish all who live on our teeming shores, and even those who live in the boring, white-bread middle, the right to express themselves in any way that they wish, be it poetry, film, art, drama, or collecting Precious Moments figurines.
Ben as Rick and J-Lo as Ilsa (although, in the remake, they’ll probably call her Ilsa from the Block).
The Stop Them Before They Film Again Petition to Hollywood's Movie Studios was created by and written by Tom Boggioni.
www.petitiononline.com /no2jlo/petition.html   (371 words)

 Petition of Right - MSN Encarta
Petition of Right, in English history, title of a petition addressed to King Charles I by Parliament in 1628.
Led by Sir Edward Coke, the members of...
Magna Carta as precedent for Petition of Right
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761565763/Petition_of_Right.html   (53 words)

 The Right to Flash Petition | MetaFilter
July 21, 2003 9:52 AM The Right to Flash is an online petition for Macromedia to properly support Arabic and Hebrew languages which read from right-to-left.
The desire to have languages supported is a subset of the "right to information" I've been hearing in the news lately.
This petition is a great example of why peace talks between Israel and Arabs are bound to always fail.
www.metafilter.com /mefi/27126   (1374 words)

 Wisconsin Right to Life - Petition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sign the Petition to End Interstate Transport of Minors
Read more about the status of this federal legislation.
Click here for the printable (PDF) version of the Petition.
www.wrtl.org /petition.htm   (225 words)

 WTP Right to Petition Lawsuit News & Information Center
WTP Right to Petition Lawsuit News and Information Center
The case is currently under appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals in DC.
RIGHT Click to download a file to your PC 537 Legal Questions
www.givemeliberty.org /RTPLawsuit/InfoCenter.htm   (191 words)

 Coke, Debates about the Petition of Right ToC: The Online Library of Liberty
Coke’s most famous parliamentary speech in which he defends the right of habeas corpus which had been violated in an effort by King Charles I to raise money through compulsory loans on private citizens.
This is a collection of important legal documents, bills of rights and constitutions which have contributed to the protection of individual rights and the limitation of government power over the centuries.
It may not be used in any way for profit.
oll.libertyfund.org /Home3/Book.php?recordID=0488   (185 words)

 AIM25: Senate House Library, University of London: Petition of Right, parliamentary proceedings
Administrative/Biographical history: Put forward to King Charles I in the English Parliament of 1628, the Petition of Right asserted four liberties: freedom from arbitrary arrest; freedom from non-parliamentary taxation; freedom from the billeting of troops; and freedom from martial law.
Scope and content/abstract: Manuscript volume containing a [contemporary copy of an] account of the proceedings of the conference between the House of Commons and the House of Lords concerning the liberty of the subject, undertaken before drawing up the Petition of Right.
Includes the arguments of Sir Dudley Digges, Sir Edward Littleton, John Selden, Sir Edward Coke, [Richard] Cresheld and [Robert] Mason, and extracts from the Parliament, Pipe and Close Rolls from 1272.
www.aim25.ac.uk /cats/14/3177.htm   (320 words)

 Gardiner: Constitutional Documents of the Puritan Revolution
Humbly show unto our Sovereign Lord the King, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons in Parliament assembled, that whereas it is declared and enacted by a statute made in the time of the reign of King Edward the First, commonly called Statutum de Tallagio non concedendo
[Which Petition being read the 2nd of June 1628, the King's answer was thus delivered unto it.
On June 7 the answer was given in the accustomed form, Soit droit fait comme il est désiré.]
www.constitution.org /eng/conpur010.htm   (440 words)

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