Talk:Judicial functions of the House of Lords

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Lord Chancellor and Lord High Steward[edit]

"Normally, the Lord Chancellor presides at the trial. If, however, a peer is tried for high treason, the Lord High Steward presides." According to our article Lord High Steward, if a peer was tried, a Lord High Steward was appointed to preside over the trial. This was usually the Lord Chancellor, the usual president of the House of Lords. J S Ayer (talk) 13:26, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

O'Connell[edit]

So, current statement: "A panel of Law Lords—the Lord Chancellor, three former Lord Chancellors, a former Lord Chancellor of Ireland and a former Lord Chief Justice" were involved in reviewing O'Connell's case.

Okay, so the current Lord Chancellor in 1844 was Lord Lyndhurst; the former Lord Chancellor of Ireland was either Lord Plunket or Lord Campbell (it'd be nice to know which); two of the former Lord Chancellors must have been Lord Brougham and Lord Cottenham. But I can't figure out who the third former lord chancellor or the former Lord Chief Justice might have been. The other most recent Lord Chancellors were Lord Erskine and Lord Eldon, both of whom had been dead for some time by 1844. So far as I can tell, there were no living former Lord Chief Justices, either - both Lord Ellenborough and Lord Tenterden were long dead. Am I missing something? john k (talk) 15:31, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

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