A Treatise on the Criminal Law of the United States, Volumen1

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Kay and brother, 1874

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Página 24 - ... to establish a defence on the ground of insanity, it must be clearly proved that at the time of committing 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.
Página 26 - ... must be considered in the same situation as to responsibility as if the facts with respect to which the delusion exists were real.
Página 734 - No person duly authorized to practice physic or surgery, shall be allowed to disclose any information which he may have acquired in attending any patient, in a professional character, and which information was necessary to enable him to prescribe for such patient as a physician, or to do any act for him as a surgeon (id.
Página 174 - The writ of habeas corpus shall in no case extend to a prisoner in jail, unless where he is in custody under or by color of the authority of the United States...
Página 741 - Columbia, the person so charged shall, at his own request but not otherwise, be a competent witness. And his failure to make such request shall not create any presumption against him.
Página 376 - The king's counsel, your fellows, and your own, you shall keep secret : You shall present no one for envy, hatred, or malice; neither shall you leave any one unpresented for fear, favour, or affection, or hope of reward ; but you shall present all things truly as they come to your knowledge, according to the best of your understanding: So help you God.
Página 158 - And shall have exclusive cognizance of all crimes and offences cognizable under the authority of the United States...
Página 578 - The general principle on which this species of evidence is admitted is that they are declarations made in extremity, when the party is at the point of death, and when every hope of this world is gone — when every motive to falsehood is silenced, and the mind is induced by the most powerful considerations to speak the truth. A situation so solemn and so awful is considered by the law as creating an obligation equal to that which is imposed by a positive oath, administered in a court of justice.
Página 736 - A clergyman or priest cannot, without the consent of the person making the confession, be examined as to any confession made to him in his professional character in the course of discipline enjoined by the church to which he belongs.
Página 353 - If any person guilty of or charged with treason, felony, or other high misdemeanor, in any state,' shall flee from justice, and be found in any of the United States, he shall, upon demand of the governor or executive power of the state from which he fled, be delivered up, and removed to the state having jurisdiction of his offence.

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