Magna Carta & I
Magna Carta is a document that is eight hundred years old; however, it still influences
our legal system every day. The sixty-three clauses of the Magna Carta address the position of
the Catholic Church, King John 's behavior towards the barons and lastly, England 's legal
System. Only three of the sixty-three clauses are still in law. The first clause still in law is one, it
states "that the English Church shall be free, and shall have its rights undiminished, and its
liberties unimpaired (Magna Carta English Translation)." Clause thirteen states "The city of
London shall enjoy all its ancient liberties and free customs, both by land and by water. We also
will and grant that all other cities, boroughs, towns, and ports shall enjoy all their liberties and
free customs (Magna Carta English Translation)." The third clause(s) still in law are thirty-nine
and forty, these state that "No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or
possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we
proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgment of his
equals or by the law of the land. "To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice.
No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed
or exiled. Nor will we proceed with force against him. Except by the lawful judgement of his
equals or by the law of the land (Magna Carta English Translation)."
In my personal opinion, the clause(s) that have had the most significant impact on the
Unites States and me are thirty-nine and forty. These clauses were translated into the United
States constitution as Amendments Five & Six. B...
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country. It has been affirmative in fair jury trials sense The Constitution came into place and will
continue to do so for many years to come. Due to jury trials there is not only fair trials, but also
the citizens are more in touch with the legal system of their country and keeps the government
checked so that no unconstitutional laws are applied. It also makes sure all laws that are ruled
constitutional and are in place are not enforced unconstitutionally and are ' followed as should be.
As for how it affects me, it provides me with the possibility of bei,ng a lawyer, which is
something I 've always aspired and worked to be and to use these established clauses to inform
myself more of the legal system. It also allows me to, if needed one day, have a fair trial in front
of a diverse group of people who will surely make a good decision to the best of their ability.
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