A treatise on the law of slander and libel: and incidentally of malicious prosecutions, Volum 2

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J. and W. T. Clarke, 1830
 

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Side 413 - Columbia, laborer, not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil...
Side 355 - ... the Jury sworn to try the issue may give a general verdict of guilty or not guilty upon the whole matter put in issue upon such indictment or information...
Side 354 - An Act to remove Doubts respecting the Functions of Juries in Cases of Libel. [AD 1792.] " WHEREAS doubts have arisen whether on the trial of an indictment or information for the making or publishing any libel, where an issue or issues are joined between the king and the defendant or defendants, on the plea of not guilty pleaded, it be competent to the jury impanelled to try the same to give their verdict upon the whole matter in issue...
Side 192 - In contempt of our said Lord the King, in open violation of the laws of this kingdom, to the evil and pernicious example of all others in the like case offending, and against the peace of our said Lord the King, his crown and dignity.
Side 175 - What a crowd of blessings rush upon one's mind, that might be bestowed upon the country in the event of a total change of system ! Of all monarchs, indeed, since the revolution, the successor of George the Third will have the finest opportunity of becoming nobly popular.
Side 116 - May aforesaid, in all actions of trespass, assault and battery, and other personal actions, wherein the judge at the trial of the cause shall not find and certify under his hand upon the back of the record, that an assault and battery was sufficiently proved by the plaintiff against the defendant, or that the freehold or title of the land mentioned in the plaintiff's declaration was chiefly in question...
Side 41 - Upon this evidence, the learned judge left it to the jury to say, whether there was...
Side 344 - But where the act is itself unlawful, as in the case of a libel, the PROOF of justification or excuse lies on the defendant ; and in failure thereof, the law implies a criminal intent.
Side 193 - It is no new doctrine that if a publication be calculated to alienate the affections of the people, by bringing the government into disesteem, whether the expedient be by ridicule or obloquy, the person so conducting himself is exposed to the inflictions of the law.
Side 370 - ... tending to bring into hatred or contempt the Person of his Majesty, his heirs or successors, or the Regent, or the Government and Constitution of the United Kingdom as by law established, or either House of Parliament, or to excite his Majesty's subjects to attempt the alteration of any matter in Church or State as by law established, otherwise than by lawful means...

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