Magna Carta

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The Magna Carta document limited the power of the English throne. It was enacted by King John of England in 1215. While the Magna Carta codified the rights of only a specific group of people (the nobility of England), its creation is believed to be a pivotal moment in the history of English Common law and in the development of Western democracy and human rights.

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Freemen-on-the-land often apply its principles incorrectly and fail to understand this document is no longer in force.[1]

In January 2012, Republicans in the New Hampshire state legislature proposed a bill mandating that certain legislation reference the Magna Carta.[2] The bill was roundly mocked[3][4][5] and ultimately failed.[6]

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