Genealogy Projects tagged with Law on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Attorneys to Judges - the American Legal System

    The justice system in the United States is one of the most unique in the world. It consists of two separate levels of courts, state and federal, that can peacefully co-exist under the concept of federalism . The type of court that a case is tried in depends on the law, state or federal, that was allegedly violated. Most of the laws that govern our day-to-day living are state laws; violations of...

  • Members of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet

    The Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet is a private society of Scottish solicitors, dating back to 1594 and part of the College of Justice. Writers to the Signet originally had special privileges in relation to the drawing up of documents which required to be signeted, but these have since disappeared and the Society is now an independent, non-regulatory association of solicitors...

  • Punished in Colonial America

    I've been running across ancestors who were publicly "punished" in Colonial America, have you? Here's a project to remember what they endured. from Crimes and Punishment in Colonial America In Colonial America the court structure was quite different from Great Britain. The colonial system was a hierarchy of overlapping courts and common law was the law of the land. The common law was gr...

  • Senators of the College of Justice

    Scope of Project This project is a place to gather together profiles of those men and women who have been appointed Senators of the College of Justice in Scotland. Overview The Senators of the College of Justice are judges of the College of Justice, a set of legal institutions involved in the administration of justice in Scotland. There are three types of Senator: Lords of Session (judges...

  • Salem Witch Trials (1692)

    Overview and Scope of Project The goal of this project is to discover our ancestors involved in the notorious Salem Witch Trials , validate their family trees and our own connections to them, and create nigh-quality, genealogically-valid mini biographies for their Profiles. About the Salem Witch Trials The Salem Witch Trials were a series of hearings before local magistrates followed by c...

  • Legal Cases that Changed America

    In the United States courts play an important role in defining and interpreting statutes. Following English custom, lower courts are bound to follow the precedents of higher courts, and higher courts are (theoretically) bound to follow their own precedents. Some of the most important turning points in American history and culture have come out of court decisions. This is particularly true in ...

  • Hanged in Colonial America

    If you know of a profile representing someone hanged in Colonial America, please add to this project. Additional resource links welcome for the "overview." from Wikipedia John Billington is thought to be one of the first men to be hanged in New England. Billington was convicted of murder in September of 1630 after he shot and killed John Newcomen.[6] During the Salem witch trials, mos...

  • Practicing American Attorneys

    This project is for living U.S. attorneys as opposed to deceased/historical/powdered ones.

  • Justices of the U. S. Supreme Court

    from Wikipedia: Supreme Court of the United States The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the United States. Informally referred to as the High Court or by the acronym SCOTUS, it has ultimate (but largely discretionary) appellate jurisdiction over all state and federal courts, and original jurisdiction over a small range of cases. The Court, which meets in th...

  • Banned Authors

    “The important task of literature is to free man, not to censor him.” — Anaïs Nin Throughout world history, the majority of public, educational, and religious institutions have censored certain books for political, religious, or cultural reasons. This project serves as a place to gather together the writers -- cherished, reviled, or anywhere in-between -- who h...

  • Justices of the High Court of Australia

    Scope of Project This project is identify profiles of those men and women who have been appointed Justices of the High Court of Australia. Overview The following list contains the details of the men and women who have ever been appointed as Justices of the High Court of Australia. The High Court of Australia was formed in 1903 under the Judiciary Act 1903, and under Section 71 of the Aust...