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Erskine Explained

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Scottish lawyer. Son of an earl, he left military service to become a lawyer in 1778. His practice flourished after he won a seminal libel case, and he went on to make important contributions to the protection of personal liberties. His defense of politicians and reformers on charges of treason and related offenses, incl. an unsuccessful defense of T. Paine (1792), checked repressive measures taken by the British government in the aftermath of the French Revolution. He contributed to the law of criminal responsibility by defending, on the novel ground of insanity, a would-be assassin of George III. He served in Parliament (1783-84, 1790-1806) until elevated to the peerage (1806), and was lord chancellor (1806-7) in William Grenville's "ministry of all talents." In 1820 he defended Queen Caroline, whom George IV had brought to trial before the House of Lords for adultery in order to deprive her of her rights and title. His brothers David Steuart Erskine (1742-1829) and Henry Erskine (1746-1817) were notable for defending Scottish sovereignty in the selection of peers and defending constitutionality in the face of sedition and treason laws.

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