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" That if any person shall be prosecuted under this act, for the writing or publishing any libel aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the defendant, upon the trial of the cause, to give in evidence in his defence, the truth of the matter contained in the publication... "
A Digest of the Laws of the State of Alabama: Containing All the Statutes of ... - Página 118
por Alabama, John Gaston Aikin - 1833 - 574 páginas
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Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court of Judicature of ..., Volumen3

William Johnson, New York (State). Supreme Court - 1849
...any libel, it shall be lawful for the defendant, upon the trial of the cause, to give in evidence, in his defence, the truth of the matter contained in the publication charged as libellous : provided always. That such evidence shall not be a justification, unless, on the trial,...
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Memoirs of the Life of William Wirt, Attorney-General of the ..., Volumen1

John Pendleton Kennedy - 1850
...power of the United States. ****** " The statute on which the traverser is indicted, enacts ' that the jury who shall try the cause shall have a right...under the direction of the court, as in other cases.' By this provision, I understand that a right is given to the jury to determine what the law is in the...
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The Virginia Report of 1799-1800: Touching the Alien and Sedition Laws ...

Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates - 1850 - 264 páginas
...be found much more severe than the latter. By the law of Congress, the accused may give in evidence in his defence, the truth of the matter contained in the publication charged against him, &c. But, said he, is it known to the people that in a prosecution for a libel in Virginia,...
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The Congressional Globe

United States. Congress - 1851
...information, the truth thereof may be given in evidence ; and in all indictments for libels the Jury shall have a right to determine the law, and the fact,...under the direction of the court, as in other cases. This is the situation in which the Constitution of Pennsylvania has placed the press; and it is the...
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Commentaries on the constitution of the United States, Volumen1

Joseph Story - 1851
...truth of the writing or libel might be given in evidence ; and that the jury who tried the cause should have a right to determine the law and the fact, under the direction of the court, as in other cases. posed, with a view to enable us in future to meet any war, to adopt " the report of the then secretary...
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Commentaries on American Law, Volumen1

James Kent - 1851
...President of the United States ; and made it lawful for the defendant, upon the trial, to give in evidence in his defence, the truth of the matter contained in the publication charged as a libel. This act was, by the terms of it, declaratorg, and was intended to convey the sense of congress, that...
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The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States: With an ...

United States. Congress, Joseph Gales - 1852
...defence, the truth of the matter contained in the ' publication charged as a libel ; and the jury shall 1 have a right to determine the law and the fact, '...the direction of the court, as in other ' cases," as in and by the said act, commonly called the sedition law, to which this respondent begs leave to...
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The Congressional Globe

United States. Congress - 1852
...' any person >hall be prosecuted under this act, it ' shall b» lawful for him to give in evidence in his ' defence, the truth of the matter contained...the ' publication charged as a libel ; and the jury shall 'have a right to determine the law and the fact, 'nnder tue direction of the court, as in other...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volumen23

Vermont. Supreme Court - 1852
...issue, declares, that — " in any such indictment or information, the jury who shall try the same shall have a right to determine the law and the fact, under the direction of the court, in like manner as in other criminal cases;" thus, equally as in -the case of the Sedition Act, furnishing...
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A Complete Practical Treatise on Criminal Procedure, Pleading, and ..., Volumen2

John Frederick Archbold - 1853 - 2864 páginas
...prosecuted for writing or publishing any libel, shall be allowed upon the trial, to give in evidence, in his defence, the truth of the matter contained in the publication charged as libellous. Every person convicted of writing or publishing a libel, to be fined in such sum, and be...
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