A Digest of Important Cases on the Law of Crimes

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G. Wahr, 1906 - 623 sider

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Side 151 - ... to establish a defense on the ground of insanity, it must be clearly proved that, at the time of the committing of the act, the party accused was laboring under such a, defect of reason from disease of the mind as not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing, or, if he did know it. that he did not know he was doing what was wrong.
Side 276 - Bay, Rhode Island, and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, to be free, sovereign and independent States; that he treats with them as such, and for himself, his heirs and successors, relinquishes all claims to the Government, propriety and territorial rights of the same, and every part thereof.
Side 92 - American people which declared that their legislature should ' make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State.
Side 274 - When committed upon the high seas, or on any other waters within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States and out of the jurisdiction of any particular State...
Side 498 - ... the same, or any part thereof, every such offender shall be deemed to have feloniously stolen the same...
Side 93 - Can a man excuse his practices to the contrary because of his religious belief? To permit this would be to make the professed doctrines of religious belief superior to the law of the land, and in effect to permit every citizen to become a law unto himself. Government could exist only in name under such circumstances.
Side 149 - No act committed by a person while in a state of voluntary intoxication shall be deemed less criminal by reason of his having been in such condition.
Side 538 - That if any Person shall by any false Pretence obtain from any other Person any Chattel, Money, or valuable Security, with Intent to cheat or defraud any Person of the same, every such Offender shall be guilty of a Misdemeanor...
Side 66 - Extortion is the obtaining of property from another, with his consent, induced by a wrongful use of force or fear, or under color of official right.
Side 367 - No person can be convicted of murder or manslaughter unless the death of the person alleged to have been killed and the fact of killing by the defendant, as alleged, are each established as independent facts ; the former by direct proof, and the latter beyond a reasonable doubt.

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