Magna Carta - Clause 29

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Magna Carta - Clause 29

Post  Talia A. on Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:03 pm

"No Freeman shall be taken, or imprisoned, or be disseised of his Freehold, or Liberties, or free Customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or any otherwise destroyed; nor will we pass upon him, nor condemn him, but by lawful Judgment of his Peers, or by the Law of the Land. We will sell to no man, we will not deny or defer to any man either Justice or Right." -Magna Carta [Clause 29]
In my opinion, the Magna Carta, signed by King John of England in 1215, was significant because each clause was had a different, fair reason. Clause 29 in the Magna Carta is about arbitrary arrest, the only way someone could be arrested was if the Protectorate Knight (police), who carried the will for the king had a reason of why they were being arrested. In 1969 it was was one of the three clauses that still remained after the Statue Law Act.
If Clause 29 didn't ever become important then today there would be arbitrary arrest, and at any moment someone could go to jail even if they were innocent. The clauses in the Magna Carta were very influential, even today almost all clauses are used.
How do you think clause 29 influenced the world today?

Sources:
http://joehendren.blogspot.com/2004/12/principles-of-magna-carta-still-needed.html
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Magna_Carta

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