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Prohibitions del Roy

[1607] EWHC J23 (KB)

Case summary last updated at 05/02/2020 10:02 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Prohibitions del Roy

The court ruled that the king cannot judge any case (though he may sit at the King’s Bench). However he could make a judgement in HL with the approval of the Lords there. This was based on past precedent: Since the Norman Conquest no king deemed to act as a judge, since this is the function of courts of justice. It was also stated that the king cannot arrest a man, since, in the instance of wrongful arrest, the victim would have no remedy, the king being incapable of punishment by the law. 

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