Talk:Court of Common Pleas (England)/GA1

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Reviewing this. -- How do you turn this on (talk) 15:16, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

  • Why is the beginning of the first quote a lowercase b? And should there not be a full stop at the end?
  • "The creation of the court was undoubtedly designed..." Says who? Does anyone doubt it? Or is it a fact?
    • Refs 3-6 are based around that. Says who would therefore be Sayles, Plucknett, Holdsworth and Kiralfy. Well, 5 and 6 are for the remaining sentence, but still.Ironholds (talk) 23:00, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
  • "by assigning all common pleas..." Why is common italicized?
    • To highlight the assignment of common pleas rather than royal pleas
  • Is there any way you could split those references up? Having four together looks kind of ugly.
    • Will do; it was to follow the ref guidelines on not sticking them in the middle of sentences.Ironholds (talk) 23:00, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Why is king sometimes capitalized, sometimes not?
    • I'm a awful speeler and gremmer user, im afraid ;p. "Human Error" would be the simple form.Ironholds (talk) 23:00, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Why is Coram Rege sometimes italicized, sometimes not?
    • See above. Writing bits at different times leads to inconsistencies. Ironholds (talk) 23:00, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

*"it had a fairly common presence in the Bench at Westminster..." Would that be Westminster Palace, or the place? A link would be good.

  • "intent of the Common Pleas to following the King..." Shouldn't that be "follow"?
  • "In Magna Carta (1215), it was provided that..." It was provided? Also, should it not be the Magna Carta?
    • One of the clauses in Magna Carta stated, then. And as far as I'm aware it should be just "Magna Carta"; see the article on the topic for an example. All the academic texts i've seen on the topic remove "the"; no idea how the general usage of it got out.Ironholds (talk) 23:00, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
  • "arguably to a greater extent..." Who argues it?
    • Bracton, in this case. See ref 12.Ironholds (talk) 23:00, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

*The last paragraph of the history section has two really long sentences. Please rewrite them.

    • Done.Ironholds (talk) 23:00, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
      • It's still two really long sentences. Also, should it not say "on 16 December 1880" instead of "of"?

*Please split the history section up. It's really long compared to the other sections.

    • Done. Why did this have to come up now, I was on a wiki-break and everything. Shame on me for writing articles :P. Ironholds (talk) 23:00, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
      • I'm open to suggestions for different sub-header names, by the way; these strike me as clunky (standard with my writing, really).Ironholds (talk)

Saving, more to come. -- How do you turn this on (talk) 17:49, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Jurisdiction section:

  • Who is Coke?
    • Sir Edward Coke, famous jurist. Named and linked. Choess (talk) 02:28, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
  • "Exchequer of pleas" pleas looks like it should be capitalized, not sure though.
    • Do we have an MOS on legal capitalization? I've done it anyway for consistency. Choess (talk) 02:28, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
  • "By the write of Pone..." Forgive me, but what the heck does that mean? :P
    • It's an obsolete writ to do, well, exactly what it says it does: remove a case from an inferior court to a superior. Needs an article. Choess (talk) 02:28, 26 October 2008 (UTC) (subbing for Ironholds)

Structure section:

  • What is a "puisne justice"? I had to look it up - it's not really a common everyday phrase.
  • "An interesting position was that of..." If it's not interesting, it wouldn't be there.
  • "Despite acting as gaoler to the Exchequer of Pleas, Court of Chancery and Star Chamber as part of his duties the Warden was considered an officer of the Court of Common Pleas." Needs a comma. Also that "paragraph" should be merged in with another.
  • "who was officially the Chief Justices own clerk..." Needs an apostrophe somewhere.
  • The long list in the third paragraph needs a rewrite. Please also link to uncommon terms (what the heck is a "Essoin" or "Exigenter"?) This also applies to throughout the entire article generally. There's a lot of Latin terms, that you link once, but by the time we come across them again, we've forgotten what on earth they mean.
  • Fourth paragraph: please link to place names that haven't been already.
  • References: please make them all consistent. Some italicize p., some don't. This applies to the whole article, of course.

I'm going to go over the entire article again, including the lead. – How do you turn this on (talk) 16:45, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

  • Throughout: