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Authority of statutes the highest known to the law

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What can be done by statutes

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Authority extends over the whole realm and to everybody

within it

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Everybody presumed to know Statute Law .

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No prescription against a statute.

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Equity cannot relieve against a statute

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But authority of statutes is confined to its own province

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Cannot alter the course of nature

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Does not extend beyond limits of this country

Does not extend to foreign things

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Does not bind future Parliaments

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Does not extend to impossibilities

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Limited by the necessity of using express words

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Express words needed to bind the Crown

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In what cases the Crown is not bound unless named 37

When the Crown is bound by necessary implication 39

When the Crown is bound though not named

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Express words needed to take away jurisdiction of superior

Courts

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To take away writ of certiorari

tiorar

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To give an appeal

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To take away right of changing venue

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Decisions as to the creation of exclusive jurisdictions

Express words needed to affect public or private rights. 47

When authority of statutes is extended by implication

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When not.

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Authority must be strictly followed

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Where a new jurisdiction is conferred

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Where matters of public interest are concerned

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Where statute authorises interference with private property 59

When bye-laws are made in pursuance of statutes .

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When certificates are given in pursuance of statutes 62

The authority of statutes cannot be evaded .

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Agreements contrary to policy of statutes void

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But it is difficult to decide what is an evasion

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