Genealogy Projects tagged with judicial system on the Geni Family Tree

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  • 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...

  • The Scottish Bar Fifty Years Ago - Sketches of Scott and his contemporaries.

    Scope This project is to identify profiles who had biographies and sketches in the book The Scottish Bar Fifty Years Ago - Sketches of Scott and his contemporaries which was published in 1871. The intent of this project is not to tag profiles with this project, rather it is to attach the sketch to the relevant profile. Roman Numeral is linked to the sketch within the album Sketch Name...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...