Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado Volume 17

Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado Volume 17

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...of bribe-giving and bribe-taking, subornation of perjury, conspiracy and other acts which, if true, showed that they should be convicts in the penitentiary instead of ministers in the temple of justice. This court at the pressing and earnest solicitation of the judge and district attorney assailed, investigated the truthfulness of the matters charged, upon a portion of which matters the gr-and jury had acted and refused to indict. On the evidence, the court found that the accusations were made without probable cause and were prompted by malice. Thereupon in view of the shocking allegations in respondent's answer and counter-petition, as Well as averments of a similar character in the federal court bill, coupled with the findings upon the evidence, it was decided that disbarment was an appropriate penalty. The foregoing brief resume of the case referred to shows that it furnishes no precedent for such applications as the one now presented. It must be said to the honor of the legal profession in this state that offenses of the kind in question are comparatively rare. But if every time an attorney in any one of our numerous courts of record puts scandalous mat ter into a paper filed, this court upon request were to accept jurisdiction of disbarment proceedings, it is obvious that a vast amount of its time would be thus consumedto the neglect of its ordinary and more pressing duties. While not denying the right to entertain these proceedings for such ofienses, we are of the opinion that our discretion should never, except underextraordinary circumstances, be favorably exercised. In all ordinary cases of the kind in question, an adequate remedy through contempt proceedings exists in the court against which the unprofessional...show more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236918029
  • 9781236918024