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From the Edinburgh Review.

THE QUESTION OF PRIVILEGE.

[The following eloquent and manly defence of liberty has been imputed to the pen of Lord Chief Justice Denman. Though specially designed to rebuke an encroachment upon popular rights which does not exist here, its noble principles and fervid arguments will find a response in every free heart.—Ed.]

1. Minutes of the Proceedings of the House of Commons, July 5, 1845.

2. Minutes of the Proceedings of the House of Commons, Aug. 5, 1845.

3. Minutes of the Proceedings of the House of Lords, July 10, 1845.

4. Report from the Select Committee (of the House of Lords) appointed to search for Precedents in reference to the Petition of Thomas Baker for protection.

5. Minutes of the Proceedings of the House of Lords, 10th and 14th of July, 1845.

6. Lord Brougham's Speech on Privilege of Parliament. With his Protest against #dim. of the House of Lords. July, 1845.

The proceedings of both Houses of Parliament above referred to, show that persons Wol. WIII.-No, I. 37

who conceived themselves injured by false evidence, given against them behind their backs, to Committees of either House, brought actions for the purpose of vindicating their character from the slander; and that each House, on being informed, by petition of the party sued, that such action had been brought, sent for the plaintiff and his attorney, and, by direct menaces, compelled them to stay their actions, and so far submit to the imputations which the evidence had brought upon them. This was said to be done in exercise of Privilege of Parliament. The fact cannot fail to awaken the most serious reflections in all constitutional minds. To interpose the authority of either House between any one of the Queen's subjects and the remedy which the law may give him against another for an invasion of his personal rights, would appear to be a most questionable practice; yet the step was taken by the House of Commons almost as a matter of course; in a thin house, towards the close of a session, with scarcely the form of a debate, and without any division. This vote of the Commons became a precedent for a similar vote, on a similar occasion, in the Lords. The greatest judicial body in the empire was strongly warn

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