Edward Coke

Liberty Quotation: Lord Coke on the Castle Doctrine

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Coke“The house of every one is to him as his castle and fortress, as well for his defence against injury and violence as for his repose.”

Lord Edward Coke, in Semayne’s Case, 77 Eng. Rep. 194, 105 (K.B. 1604)

Liberty Quotation: Lord Edward Coke on Protection of the Laws

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icokesi001p1“[T]he law is the surest sanctuary, that a man should take, and the strongest fortresse to protect the weakest of all . . . .”

Sir Edward Coke, Institutes of the Laws of England [1642]