California Legal Record; A Weekly Journal, Containing All the Decisions of the Supreme Court of California. Also Important Decisions of Oregon and Nevada, and of the United States Circuit and District Courts of California Also of Volume 2

California Legal Record; A Weekly Journal, Containing All the Decisions of the Supreme Court of California. Also Important Decisions of Oregon and Nevada, and of the United States Circuit and District Courts of California Also of Volume 2

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...this Court from the performance of its duty or for the purpose of intimidating it in any manner whatever, or for any other purpose than to secure to their client the advantage of said objections in case the verdict of the jury and the judgment of the Court should be adverse to him, and to the end that he might have the benefit of said objections on appeal, and to secure to.him all his legal rights in the premises, and for no other purpose. And these deponents further say that none of the acts charged upon them by the order of this Court requiring them to show cause why they should not be punished for contempt, constitute in law a contempt of the authority of a Court or a Judge thereof. That whether the objections made and taken by them to the rights of Eugene Fawcett to preside as the Judge of this Court on the trial of said cause are tenable in law or not, these deponents believed and still beI lieve that on the authority of analagous cases in other States, and especially those decided by the Court of Appeals of the State of Kentucky, that their point was well taken, and should have been sustained by this Court, and they so contend and urge; and so believ" ing they would have been recreant to their client and to the obligations of their oaths as attorneys and counsellors if they had failed to record their said objections. And further answering to said order, these deponents say they are not guilty of contempt in law or in fact; that they have simply endeavored, to the best of their ability, to perform in good faith their duty towards an unfortunate human being whose life is in the issue on trial before this Court, and in his interest, and from no other motive, they have presented to this Court a legal objection to the competency of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236548434
  • 9781236548436