The Art of Winning Cases or Modern Advocacy; A Practical Treatise on Preparation for Trial, and the Conduct of Cases in Court

The Art of Winning Cases or Modern Advocacy; A Practical Treatise on Preparation for Trial, and the Conduct of Cases in Court

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...of which the prisoner stands arraigned as a traitor before you, what is it that distinguishes the government of England from the most despotic monarchies? What but the security which the subject enjoys in a trial and judgment by his equals rendered doubly secure as being part of a system of law which no expediency can warp, and which no power can abuse with impunity? "The attorney-general's second preliminary observation I equally agree to. I anxiously wish with him that you shall bear in memory the anarchy which is desolating France. Before I sit down, I may perhaps, in my turn, have occasion to reflect a little upon its probable causes; but waiting a season for such reflections, let us first consider what the evil is which has been so feelingly lamented, as having fallen on that unhappy country. It is, that under the dominion of a barbarous state necessity, every protection of law is abrogated and destroyed; it is, that no man can say under such a system of alarm and terror, that his life, his liberty, his reputation, or any one human blessing, is secure to him for a moment; it is, that, if accused of federalism, or moderatism, or incivism, or of whatever else the changing fashions and factions of the day shall have lifted up into high treason against the state, he must see his friends, his family, and the light of heaven no more; the accusation and the sentence being the same, following one another as the thunder pursues the flash. Such has been the state of England, such is the state of France; and how then, since they are introduced to you for application, ought they in reason and sobriety to be applied? If this prosecution has been commenced, as is asserted, to avert from Great Britain the calamities incident to civil confusion, more

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  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236509692
  • 9781236509697