Magna Carta and the Rule of Law around the World

June 9, 2015

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June marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta exerted a significant influence on the development of the common law in England and subsequently in the United States. Richard Helmholz is a Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Law School. He spoke at a recent Cato conference commemorating the anniversary. He describes the emergence of Magna Carta and its impact on the rule of law in England.


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