Debates in Both Houses of Parliament on the Bill Introduced by the Rt. Hon. C. J. Fox, for Removing Doubts Respecting the Functions in Cases of Libel: With the Questions Addressed by the House of Lords to the Judges Thereon, and Their Answers. To which is Subjoined, the Statute (32 Geo. III. C. 60).
J. Johnson, 1792 - 160页
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第157页 - ENACTED, 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...
第158页 - Provided always, that on every such trial the court or judge before whom such indictment or information shall be tried, shall, according to their or his discretion, give their or his opinion and directions to the jury on the matter in issue between the king and the defendant or defendants, in like manner as in other criminal cases.
第60页 - ... 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...
第157页 - ... such indictment or information, and shall not be required or directed by the court or judge before whom such indictment or information shall be tried to find the defendant or defendants guilty merely on the proof of the publication by such defendant or defendants of the paper charged to be a libel, and of the sense ascribed to the same in such indictment or information.
第157页 - FOX'S LIBEL ACT (32 Geo. 3, c. 60) * An Act to Remove Doubts Respecting the Functions of Juries in Cases of Libel. 1792 1. 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...
第108页 - Englifhmen, afTerting that It was neither more nor lefs than the being; turned over from one fet of lawyers to another, and from that other to a third. In fact, it was to be turned over from the judge who tried the caufe, to himfelf and three others, in a fecond place; and from them to themfelves again, mixed with a few more judges, in a third place...
第90页 - ... or to except either of thofe cafes out of it. " But that we may not be mifunderftood, we add, that this opinion does not go to the length of taking from the jury the application of the evidence to the overt aft of which it is evidence.
第112页 - It was a proud, ambitious profeffion, tlefirous ofobiaining power over all; and if the noble lord at the head of the King's Bench could overthrow it, as his lordfhip had ftudied politics as well as law, he would be Lord Paramount of England.