Annual Register Volume 1792

Annual Register Volume 1792

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ...jury, who can find a eneral verdict, cannot take upon t emselvcs to deal with matter of law arising in a general issue, and. to hazard a verdict made up of the fact, and of the matter of law, according' to their conception of the w, against all direction by the. udge. Our aim has been to trace the boundary line between matter of law and fact as distinctly as we could. 'this is all that is necessary to be known. We have found jurors in general defirous of keeping within their province, which is to examine into niatter of fact, and cordially disposed to take their directions in matter of law, the law, and to whom the law and constitution of the country have committed that important' trust. Your Lordships last question is, ' Whether, if a judge, on a tri-al, on an indictment or information for a libel, shall give his o inion on the law to the jury, and eave that opinion, together with the evidence of the publication, and the application of the inuendoes to 1persons and things, to the jury, uch directionwould be according to law i " If we do not misunderstand this question, it is substantially answered in our answer to the third question. We mean to answer this question in the affirmative; but that we may be clearly understood, we desire to be permitted in our answer to substitute the words "declare the law," instead of " give his opinion of law;" and the word V declaration" instead of " opinion," where the word " opinion" occurs again in the question: --Our answer will then stand thus: If a __iudge_ on a trial, on an indictment or information for a libel shall declare the law to the jury, and leave that declaration, togetheruvith the evidence of the publication, and th' application of inuendoes to per-' more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869028
  • 9781236869029