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Сторінка 60 - In prosecutions for the publication of papers investigating the official conduct of officers, or men, in a public capacity, or when the matter published is proper for public information, the truth thereof may be given in evidence. And in all indictments for libels, the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the facts, under the direction of the court, as in other cases.
Сторінка 76 - This is where they doubt the matter of law, and therefore choose to leave it to the determination of the court ; though they have an unquestionable right of determining upon all the circumstances and finding a general verdict, if they think proper so to hazard a breach of their oaths : and if their verdict be notoriously wrong they may be punished and the verdict set aside by attaint at the suit of the king, but not at the suit of the prisoner.
Сторінка 453 - Words giving a joint authority to three or more public officers or other persons, are construed as giving such authority to a majority of them, unless it is otherwise expressed in the act giving the authority; 18. When the seal of a court or public officer is required by law to be affixed to any paper, the word "seal...
Сторінка 31 - ... best guide" after having informed them that they were the judges of the law as well as the facts...
Сторінка 21 - ... violence and partiality of judges appointed by the crown in suits between the king and the subject than in disputes between one individual and another to settle the metes and boundaries of private property.
Сторінка 38 - We have thus stated to you the law of this case under the solemn duties and obligations imposed on us, under the clear conviction that in doing so we have presented to you the true test by which you will apply the evidence to the case ; but you will distinctly understand Dissenting Opinion: Gray, Shiras, JJ.
Сторінка 363 - ... no part of the property of any individual, can, with justice, be taken from him or applied to public uses without his own consent, or that of the representative body of the people.
Сторінка 19 - In each they must necessarily determine the law, as well as the fact. In each, they have the physical power to disregard the law, as laid down to them by the court. But I deny, that, in any case, civil or criminal, they have the moral right to decide the law according to their own notions, or pleasure.