52 WASH. &LEEL. REV. 16J3 (1995) of trying the case in Star of view, is that it would be of the court, who were members of the Privy Council or justices of the central common-law courts, without having to submit the It might one as odd that Coke, the great defender of common-law
of a of inquisitorial procedure and that was associ- of the Gunter case, the of Star Chamber would be abolished by statute, mainly because of its of Charles I's unpopular and allegedly tyrannical religious and
AM. J. LBo. HIST. 4 (1961).
74. 16 Car., cit. 10 (1640) (Eng.). The statute referred to the proceedings of the court
as wthe means to introduce an arbitrary power and government. wId.
75. During the reign of James It about 80% of all cases heard in Star Chamber involved
real or personal property, even though the civil jurisdiction of the coun had been elim~ted
by 1600. See GUY, supra note 70, at 47.