Proceedings in the Court of Impeachment in the Matter of the Impeachment of George G. Barnard, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York Volume 3

Proceedings in the Court of Impeachment in the Matter of the Impeachment of George G. Barnard, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York Volume 3

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... will be your duty, cheerfully performed, to look with care--nay, Mr. President, with indulgence--toward their allegations. I am not inclined to be boastful; I may be pardoned the egotism of saying that I have but very little selfassertion, and am quite willing to defer to the better judgment and skill of my learned friends. But in regard to the ordinary matters contained in this volume, gentlemen who have practiced as long as I, have fixed and settled notions. I believe, from a careful scrutiny of these papers, that there has not been an order granted--there has not been an act committed--by this respondent, not justified by the strictest law and the purest precedent. You may difier with me, but I ask your candid attention and careful scrutiny before you adjudge error under the impulse of the sentiments which govern our learned adversaries. It may be well, Mr. President, before proceeding to the examination of these articles, to say a word or two in regard to the general principles discussed by my learned friend, Judge Pratt, which he assumes are to guide the jurisdiction of this court. We have been told that an injunction is an extraordinary process of the court, and can only be granted when it is clear that irreparable injury is threatened to the interest it seeks to protect. We have been referred to ancient law and ancient precedents. Well, we all know under what circumstances this writ originated, and how bitter was the conflict over it, between the English equity and common-law courts. For a long period of time it was considered as a high prerogative writ, to be issued only in the most extreme exigency, where it was clear and palpable that irreparable injury would result, if it was refused. But I speak to the common knowledge of every...show more

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  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 612g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236640020
  • 9781236640024