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ARGUED AMD DETERMINEj,
IN ALL THE COURTS IN ENGLAND AND IRELAND.
EDWARD W. COX., Esq., Of The Middle Temple,
VOL. IV. 1850 to 1851.
JOHN CROCKFORD, LAW TIMES OFFICE, 29, ESSEX STREET,
LIBRARY QF THE
CRIMINAL APPEAL CASES, before all the Judges, by A. Bittleston, Esq.;
CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT, by B. C. Robinson, Esq.;
NORTHERN CIRCUIT, by T. Campbell Foster, Esq.;
OXFORD CIRCUIT, by J. E. Davis, Esq.;
HOME CIRCUIT, by Paul Parnell, Esq.;
NORFOLK CIRCUIT, by John B. Dasent, Esq.;
WESTERN CIRCUIT, by Edwabd W. Cox, Esq.;
MIDLAND CIRCUIT, by Adam Bittleston, Esq.;
SOUTH WALES CIRCUIT, by Daniel T. Evans, Esq.;
NORTH WALES CIRCUIT, by Teneas J. M'intybe, Esq.;
IRELAND, by W. St. Leqer Babinqton, Esq.;
INDEX TO CASES
REPORTED IN THIS VOLUME.
Duffy ... 24,117,123,
Faderman and two others
Reg. t>. Stokes 451
J. Taffs 169
J. Thompson 191
Tiddeman, Bennet, and others . 387
Turweston, Inhabitants of ... 849
Ulmer and Hooper 442
W. Watte 336
Wilkins and another 92
Williams 87, 356
Withers the younger 17
Woolley 193, 251, 255
CHmiMl Hutu iTaoro.
November 22 and 26.
Practice—Search warrant—Treasonable documents—Mandamus—Production of informations.
J. L., his house having been searched for treasonable documents, by virtue of a search warrant, applied for a mandamus to compel t?ie justice, who had signed the wan-ant, to produce the informations upon which it was issued, and to permit a copy of them to be taken, supporting the application by affidavits that there was no real ground for suspicion, and that the applicant believed that whoever swore the information was actuated by malice and ill-will.
Held, that such writ did not lie.
THIS was an application on behalf of John Lawless, for a conditional order that a writ of mandamus do issue, directed to Lieutenant-Colonel George Browne, a justice of the peace, and one of the commissioners of police for the police district of Dublin Metropolis, commanding him to produce any informations sworn before him, upon which a search warrant, signed by LieutenantColonel Browne, had issued, by virtue of which police inspector
(a) Reported by W. St. Lkorr Barington, Esq., Barrister-at-Law. VOL. IV. B