Revised Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure, and Penal Laws; Passed by the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Legislatures of the State of Texas Volume 1-2

Revised Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure, and Penal Laws; Passed by the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Legislatures of the State of Texas Volume 1-2

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... of a public trial is for the benefit of the accused; that the public may see that he is fairly dealt with and not unjustly condemned. and that the presence of interested spectators may keep his triers keenly alive to a sense of their responsibility and to the importance of their functions; and the requirement is fairly observed if. without partiality or favoritism, a reasonable proportion of the public is suffered to attend. notwithstanding that those persons whose presence could be of no service to the accused, and who would only be drawn thither by a prurient curiosity, are excluded altogether. Publicity does not absolutely forbid all temporary shutting of doors, or render incompetent a. witness who cannot be heard by the largest audience, or require a court room of dimension adequate to the at-comniodation of all desirous of attending a notorious trial, or vocal organs in counsel or judge capable of reaching all. See this case, for an instance, in which it was held proper, and not in violation of the right of public trial, for the trial court to exclude from the court room a portion of the audience. Grimmett v. S. 22 App. 36. The trial must be at the court house at the county site of the county. Adams v. S. 19 App. 1. See, post, Art. 24, l466. 1l34---Impartial jury.--A jury for the trial of a felony case must be composed of twelve members, no uiore and no less. Const. Art. V. sec. 13. A jury in the county or justice's court must be composed of six members, no more and no less. unless the accused should waive such a jury. Lott v. S. 18 App. 627; post, l451. 1452. For the rules regulating the formation of impartial juries to ti-_v criminal cases. see. post. chapters 2, 3 and 4 of Title S. l435--Shall...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236740564