A Digest of the Laws of Texas; Containing the Laws in Force, and the Repealed Laws on Which Rights Rest, from 1754 to 1874, Carefully Annotated Volume 1

A Digest of the Laws of Texas; Containing the Laws in Force, and the Repealed Laws on Which Rights Rest, from 1754 to 1874, Carefully Annotated Volume 1

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...of either party, the witnesses on both sides may be swom and placed in the custody 0 an officer, and removed out of the court room to some place where they cannot hear the testimony as delivered by any other witness in the cause. This is termed placing witnesses uuderrule. #17741, centsTgtlcents L/.ZTuiy ART. 3048. 583 When witnesses are placed under rule, those summoned for the prosecution may be kept separate from those summoned for the defence; or they may be all kept together, as the court shall direct. to enter into recognizance to answer before the proper court. ART. 805 7. 592 In cases of misdemeanor, where it appears on the trial that the court has no jurisdiction, the defendant shall be disohar ed. ART. 3058. 593 The jury are the exclusive judges of the gets in every criminal cause, but not of the law in any case. They are bound to receive the law fi'om the court, and be governed thereby. ART. 3059. 594 After the argument of any criminal cause has been concluded, the judge shall deliver to the jury a written char e, in which he shall distinctly set forth the law applicable to the case; but %lG shall not express any opinion as to the weight of evidence, nor shall he sum up the testi mony This charge shall be given in all cases of felony whether asked or 744. A4hsrge is perfectly unexceprlonnblc only when it sets forth the law applicable to the ass, without expressing or intimating any opinion as to the weight of the evidence, or the credibility of statements made by tho party sccused, or by the witnesses. Ross v. he suite, 29 Tex. 499; Jones v. The btste, 18 Tex. 175. he judge should not be asked to establish an arbitrary rule, where there is conflicting evidence. But the jury should be left to judge of the crodibilgy oshow more

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  • 189 x 246 x 52mm | 1,810g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236898095
  • 9781236898098