Common law offence

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Common law offences are crimes under English criminal law and the related criminal law of other Commonwealth countries.wikipedia
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English criminal law

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Common law offences are crimes under English criminal law and the related criminal law of other Commonwealth countries.
Many criminal offences are common law offences rather being specified in legislation.

Crime

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Common law offences are crimes under English criminal law and the related criminal law of other Commonwealth countries.
English criminal law and the related criminal law of Commonwealth countries can define offences that the courts alone have developed over the years, without any actual legislation: common law offences.

Common law

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They are offences under the common law, developed entirely by the law courts, and therefore have no specific bases in statute.
Examples of common law being replaced by statute or codified rule in the United States include criminal law (since 1812, U.S. federal courts and most but not all of the states have held that criminal law must be embodied in statute if the public is to have fair notice), commercial law (the Uniform Commercial Code in the early 1960s) and procedure (the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in the 1930s and the Federal Rules of Evidence in the 1970s).

Affray

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The common law offence of affray was abolished for England and Wales on 1 April 1987.

Barratry (common law)

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In Canada, barratry, alongside all common law offences except contempt of court, were abolished by the 1953 consolidation of the Criminal Code.

Public nuisance

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In English criminal law, public nuisance is a class of common law offence in which the injury, loss, or damage is suffered by the public, in general, rather than an individual, in particular.

Kidnapping

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K*Kidnapping / abduction
Kidnapping is an offence under the common law of England and Wales.

Criminal Code (Canada)

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In Canada the consolidation of criminal law in the Criminal Code, enacted in 1953, involved the abolition of all common law offences except contempt of court (preserved by section 9 of the Code) and contempt of Parliament (preserved by section 18 of the Constitution Act, 1867).

Assault

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Assault is a common law crime defined as "unlawfully and intentionally applying force to the person of another, or inspiring a belief in that other that force is immediately to be applied to him".

Contempt of court

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In Canada the consolidation of criminal law in the Criminal Code, enacted in 1953, involved the abolition of all common law offences except contempt of court (preserved by section 9 of the Code) and contempt of Parliament (preserved by section 18 of the Constitution Act, 1867).
Contempt of court and contempt of Parliament are the only remaining common law offences in Canada.

Forcible entry

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Forcible entry was a common law offence in England and Wales, but was abolished, along with forcible detainer, by the Criminal Law Act 1977.

Defamatory libel

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The common law offence of defamatory libel was abolished for England and Wales and Northern Ireland on 12 January 2010.

Incitement

Blasphemous libel

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In England and Wales, the common law offence of blasphemous libel was abolished on 8 July 2008 by the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008.

Forgery

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The common law offence of forgery is abolished for all purposes not relating to offences committed before the commencement of the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981.

Trespass

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Trespass has also been treated as a common law offense in some countries.

Nulla poena sine lege

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*Nullum crimen, nulla poena sine praevia lege poenali
For example, murder is still a common law offence and lacks a statutory definition.

Robbery

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The common law offence of robbery was abolished for all purposes not relating to offences committed before 1 January 1969 by section 32(1)(a) of the Theft Act 1968.

Riot

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The common law offence of riot was abolished for England and Wales on 1 April 1987.

Sedition

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Sedition was a common law offence in the UK.

United States v. Hudson

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The notion that common law offenses could be enforced in federal courts was found to be unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Hudson and Goodwin, 11 U.S. 32 (1812).
The case effectively closed the door on the lower federal courts' powers to convict defendants for common law crimes and mandated for Congress to define their criminal jurisdiction specifically through legislation.

State v. Palendrano

Some states, such as New Jersey, have abolished common law crimes (see State v. Palendrano), while others have chosen to continue to recognize them.
*Commonwealth v. Donoghue, an earlier Kentucky case which upheld common law offences in that state.

Commonwealth of Nations

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Common law offences are crimes under English criminal law and the related criminal law of other Commonwealth countries.

Court

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They are offences under the common law, developed entirely by the law courts, and therefore have no specific bases in statute.