William Blackstone used the term for significant and monstrous violations of public trust, in a way and on a scale that transgression would justify a revolutionary reaction. The term used by Blackstone was neither a piece of legislation nor the intention to incorporate the future American concept of forensic audit: “For this, the judiciary should be placed above that of the legislator, which would be subversive for any government.”  Most constitutions require that amendments may only be adopted if they have been subject to a special procedure stricter than is prescribed for ordinary legislation. Magna Carta Libertatum (medieval Latin for “Magna Charter of Freedoms”), magna Carta in general (aka Magna Charta); “Great Charter”,[a] is a royal charter of right, King John of England on June 15, 1215 at Runnymede near Windsor.  In a conciliatory gesture after the defeat of the barons, Henry adopted in 1267 the statute of Marlborough, which contained a new obligation to respect the conditions of the Magna Carta.  At the end of the sixteenth century, interest in the Magna Carta increased. Lawyers and historians then thought that there was an ancient English constitution that dated back to Anglo-Saxon times and protected English individual freedoms. They argued that the Norman invasion of 1066 had overthrown these rights and that the Magna Carta had been a popular attempt to restore them, making the Charter an essential basis for the contemporary powers of Parliament and legal principles such as habeas corpus. . . .