A Treatise on the Law of Slander, Libel, Scandalum Magnatum, and False Rumours: Including the Rules which Regulate Intellectual Communications, Affecting the Characters of Individuals and the Interests of the Public : with a Description of the Practice and Pleadings of Personal Actions, Informations, Indictments, Attachments for Contempts, &c., Connected with the Subject

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G. Lamson, 1826 - Electronic books - 616 pages
 

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Page 570 - That, on every such trial, 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 ; and shall not be required or directed, by the court or judge before whom such indictment or information...
Page 4 - In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled, " An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned.
Page 146 - ... any false news or tales, whereby discord, or occasion of discord, or slander may grow between the king and his people, or the great men of the realm ; and he that doth so, shall be taken and kept in prison, until he hath brought him into the court who was the first author of the tale.
Page 569 - ... the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the fact.
Page 205 - Pigott, for a rule to show cause why there should not be a new...
Page xxv - The danger of such unbounded liberty, and the danger of bounding it, have produced a problem in the science of government which human understanding seems hitherto unable to solve. If nothing may be published but what civil authority shall have previously approved, power must always be the standard of truth...
Page 570 - 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...
Page 281 - After non-assumpsit pleaded, and a verdict for the plaintiff, it was moved in arrest of judgment that the plaintiff could not bring his action, for he was a stranger to the consideration.
Page 547 - ... the secret cabinets and bureaus of every subject in this kingdom will be thrown open to the search and inspection of a messenger, whenever the secretary of state shall think fit to charge, or even to suspect, a person to be the author, printer, or publisher of a seditious libel.
Page 422 - 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...

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