The Petitions of Right Act 1860 (23 & 24 Vict., c. 34) was an Act of Parliament passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom that codified and simplified the process of obtaining a petition of right.
Costs were payable to and by the Crown. A petition of right was usually tried in the Chancery or King's Bench divisions but where the subject-matter of the petition arose out of the exercise of belligerent rights on behalf of the Crown, or would be heard in a prize court if the matter were in dispute between private persons, the applicant could at his option start his petition in the Admiralty Court. The Lord Chancellor could direct the hearing of petitions of right in that court even when not started there.
RESOURCES COMMITTEE UNITES BEHIND REPS. POMBO, RAHALL TO PASS RIGHT ACT, HALT SPREAD OF OFF-RESERVATION GAMING
Jul 26, 2006; Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Calif., chairman of the House Resources Committee, issued the following press release: The House Committee...