By Richard A. Cosgrove
So common has the time period rule of legislation turn into that few realize its resource as Dicey's Introduction to the examine of the legislations of the Constitution. Cosgrove examines the existence and profession of Dicey, the main influential constitutional authority of past due Victorian and Edwardian Britain, exhibiting how his serious and highbrow powers have been followed via a simplicity of personality and wit. Dicey's contribution to the heritage of legislations is defined as is his position in Victorian society.
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I872, ibid. 53· Her foremost scholarly contribution was the English translation of Emile Boutmy, Studies in Constitutional Law, for which her husband wrote a short introduction. 54· Eliot to Bryce, 2I April I874, Bryce Papers. 55. On the death of her husband in I 922, Elinor Dicey invited Somerville College to select books from Dicey's personal library. The bequest totaled 300 books, with the titles registered in the Dicey records in the college archives. Ambition Denied, r86r-r882 Elinor Dicey on Her Wedding Day, 1872 (Courtesy of Victor Bonham-Carter) The Rule of Law She was a life member of the college, serving on its council from r888 to 1904, and contributed much to its early years.
598. IJ. " 27 The Rule of Law thought thereafter, recurring in his later political and constitutional works. The steadfast loyalty to liberalism that had marked his undergraduate career, now combined with neo-Austinianism, shaped Dicey's political philosophy, which maintained that sovereignty must be vested in the state but that its only function was the enforcement of individual rights. Whenever he wrote on law, particularly the law of domicile, Dicey retained basic Austinian concepts in methodology and conclusions.
Furthermore, Dicey always treated preceding legal authorities with the greatest respect for their efforts, including a special veneration for Blackstone, who had been a particular target of Austin. Dicey's own legal reputation eventually rested on his clear exposition of basic precepts in language any layman could understand. Contemporaries attested to the debt Dicey owed Austin, coupling the two men repeatedly. " 8 Just prior to Pollock's comment Dicey himself had written that Austin was in the 1 89os "unduly depreciated" and insisted on the influence Austin had exercised on his own development.
The Rule of Law: Albert Venn Dicey, Victorian Jurist by Richard A. Cosgrove