The Magna Carta was a historical legal document from Earth history. Laws pertaining to the Human rights of the accused were enumerated in this document.
It was one of multiple legal authorities cited by attorney at law Samuel T. Cogley at Captain Kirk's general court martial in 2267. (TOS: "Court Martial")
"Magna Carta" was Latin for "Great Charter". It is also seen spelled occasionally as "Magna Charta", although this wasn't the spelling used in the script of "Court Martial".
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