Definition of Blackstonian
- Where previously the Blackstonian doctrine mandated that when a nuisance could be proved, a plaintiff was entitled to its abatement, courts of equity were willing to couple the finding of nuisance with a remedy limited to damages.
- —Louise A. Halper, Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, Fall 1998
- Summoning another factoid, he recalled a seminal Blackstonian tenet, reciting it nearly verbatim: “This is what Blackstone said: ‘The goal of the judge is to find and declare the law.’ They were not to read new meaning into the Constitution.”
- —Michael Leahy, Washington Post, 11 Oct. 2009