Report Volume 7, PT. 2

Report Volume 7, PT. 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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...of the grand jury, and the petition to the court asking the judge to resubmit these cases to the grand jury, on the ground that the evidence was conclusive, and the verdict not in accordance with tlie evidence submitted. The court, after holding the papers for two months, refused to grant our request, and the verdict of the grand jury was confirmed. We then had another petition made out to the court, asking that so much of the decision, as put the costs upon our agnt, be reversed. This was refused. That was only a few days ago. The court immediately gave us notice, that our agent was to appear yesterday, in Pittsburg, for sentence. Our "agent appeared; the judge was out of the city and the matter was deferred for ten days. At the end of this time, our agent must appear before the court in Pittsburg to receive his sentence. It is the purpose of the Department, when the sentence is pronounced, to appeal the case to the Superior Court, and if necessary to the Supreme Court. It is time to determine, whether a State agent, acting in the line of duty under the authority granted by the laws of the Commonwealth, is responsible for costs, in suits that have been ignored by a grand jury. We have gone as far as the best legal advice warrants. We have also brought, in Pittsburg, 230 civil suits, and every one of these has been appealed, and they will have to come before the court whenever the district attorney is ready to list them. They are pending and we cannot urge the court, except to ask the district attorney to hasten the hearings. That is the situation in Ptttsburg where public sentiment, as indicated by the action of the grand jury, is in favor of the sale of oleomargarine. We have not the same difficulty in other parts of the State. Under the...
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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510046
  • 9781236510044