Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Colorado Volume 66

Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Colorado Volume 66

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...affidavit which contained a copy of said petition and affidavits, and averred that the parties responsible for the same had gone beyond what was necessary, and had "transgressed the limitations of the rules with respect to such petitions and affidavits," and made charges reflecting upon the honor of the judge, and the purity of the court in the administration of justice, and by the language used had shown "a wicked, malicious purpose to wantonly scandalize the good name and character of the judge, and to bring him into public disgrace and destroy his influence for usefulness as a judge and court in said county." The affidavit for the citation was made by a member of a committee of three lawyers appointed by the County Court to investigate respondents' conduct. From the report of this committee, and from the affidavit, it appears that the authors do not recognize the difference between the law of contempt as it is in England, and the modern law on the subject in this country. As indicating this distinction, reference may be made to the fact that since an early day Federal courts have been by statute deprived of the power to punish as for a constructive contempt. According to the overwhelming weight of authority in this country, language which was clearly contemptuous at common law is not to be considered so here unless it concerns a pending cause, tends to impede the due administration of law, or is manifestly wanton and malicious. Storey v. People, 79 Ill. 45, 22 Am. Rep. 158; State v. Anderson, 40 Iowa 207; Cheadle 12. State, 110 Ind. 301, 11 N. E. 426, 59 Am. Rep. 199; In re R0-binson, 117 N. C. 533, 23 S. E. 453, 53 Am. St. Rep. 596; State 11. Sweetland, 3 S. D. 503, 54 N. W. 415; Percival 12. State, more

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