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Appeals to the Privy Council Before American Independence: An Annotated Digital Catalogue
Law Library Journal
  • Sharon Hamby O'Connor, Boston College Law School
  • Mary Sarah Bilder, Boston College Law School
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2-13-2012
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Abstract

Between the later seventeenth century and American independence, appeals from colonial high courts were taken to the Privy Council in England. These appeals are the precursors of today’s appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court. Their legal and policy issues can be reconstructed from the outcome of the appeals, the briefs of crown law officers, related Privy Council documents, and handwritten notations on these materials. This article describes Appeals to the Privy Council Before American Independence, an annotated digital catalogue of appeals from the thirteen colonies with links and digital images providing access to this material, now compiled from a variety of repositories.

Citation Information
Sharon Hamby O'Connor and Mary Sarah Bilder. "Appeals to the Privy Council Before American Independence: An Annotated Digital Catalogue" Law Library Journal Vol. 104 Iss. 1 (2012) p. 83 - 97
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sharon_oconnor/1/