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" ... the evidence must establish the truth of the fact to a reasonable and moral certainty, — a certainty that convinces and directs the understanding, and satisfies the reason and judgment of those who are bound to act conscientiously upon it. "
Massachusetts Reports - Page 226
by Massachusetts. Supreme Judicial Court - 1895
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court And ..., Volume 94

New Jersey. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1921
...doubt remaining, the accused is entitled to the benefit of an acquittal. The evidence must establish the truth of the fact to a reasonable and moral certainty,...those who are bound to act conscientiously upon it. This we take to be proof beyond a reasonable doubt ; because if the law should go further than this,...
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The Methodist Magazine

Methodist Church - 1880
...the charge." In other words, proof beyond reasonable doubt is that which " establishes the truth of a fact to a reasonable and moral certainty, a certainty...those who are bound to act conscientiously upon it." 'When a case is thus made out we are not to be deterred from acting by fear, simply because the consequences...
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Report of the Case of John W. Webster: ... Indicted for the Murder of George ...

George Bemis - Evidence, Circumstantial - 1850 - 628 pages
...that the fact charged is more likely to be true than the contrary ; but the evidence must establish the truth of the fact to a reasonable and moral certainty...those who are bound to act conscientiously upon it. This we take to be proof beyond reasonable doubt ; because if the law should go further than this,...
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Michigan Reports: Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of Michigan, Volume 157

Michigan. Supreme Court, Harry Burns Hutchins, Randolph Manning, George C. Gibbs, Thomas McIntyre Cooley, Elijah W. Meddaugh, William Jennison, Hovey K. Clarke, Hoyt Post, Henry Allen Chaney, William Dudley Fuller, John Adams Brooks, Marquis B. Eaton, Herschel Bouton Lazell, James M. Reasoner, Richard W. Cooper, Van Buren Denslow, Marshall Davis Ewell, Edgar Arthur Cooley, John L. Stoddard, Edward Gott (A.), Russell Cowles Ostrander - Law reports, digests, etc - 1909
...tnat the act charged is more likely to have been committed than not; but the evidence must establish the truth of the fact to a reasonable and moral certainty,...those who are bound to act conscientiously upon it." The same rule of law was stated in different verbiage in other places in the charge. The request was...
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A Treatise on the Law of Evidence, Volume 3

Simon Greenleaf - Evidence (Law) - 1853
...that the fact charged is more likely to be true than the contrary ; but the evidence must establish the truth of the fact to a reasonable and moral certainty...those who are bound to act conscientiously upon it. This we take to be proof beyond reasonable doubt ; because if the law, which mostly depends upon considerations...
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Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme ..., Volume 59

Massachusetts. Supreme Judicial Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1853
...that the fact charged is more likely to be true than the contrary ; but the evidence must establish the truth of the fact to a reasonable and moral certainty...those who are bound to act conscientiously upon it. This we take to be proof beyond reasonable doubt ; because if the law, which mostly depends upon considerations...
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Reports of Decisions in Criminal Cases Made at Term at Chambers ..., Volume 3

Amasa Junius Parker - Criminal law - 1858
...is the presumption of innocence that it can only be overcome by proof which establishes guilt " with a certainty that convinces and directs the understanding...those who are bound to act conscientiously upon it." This is what is called proof beyond a reasonable doubt. In like manner, the presumption of sanity must...
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Reports of Cases in Law and Equity, Determined in the Supreme ..., Volume 15

Iowa. Supreme Court, William Penn Clarke, Thomas Foster Withrow, Edward Holcomb Stiles, John S. Runnells, Ezra Christian Ebersole, B. W. Hight - Law reports, digests, etc - 1864
...beyond all reasonable doubt. And this doubt is removed when they have arrived at that certainty " which convinces and directs the understanding, and satisfies the reason and judgment, of those who arc bound to act conscientiously upon it." Commonwealth v. Webster, 6 Gush., 320. And while we recognize...
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The Assassination of President Lincoln and the Trial of the Conspirators ...

Trials (Assassination) - 1865 - 405 pages
...He said : "The evidence must establish the truth of the fact to a reasonable and moral certainly ; a certainty that convinces and directs the understanding,...bound to act conscientiously upon it." Commonwealth vs. Webiter, 6 Cuih., 3l>0. Far back in the early history of English jurisprudence we find that it...
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The Assassination of President Lincoln: And the Trial of the Conspirators ...

Lincoln, Abraham - 1865 - 405 pages
...the learned and accurate Chief-Justice of Massachusetts. He said : '• The evidence must establish the truth of the fact to a reasonable and moral certainty; a certainty that convinces and directs thcunder«tanding, and satisfies the reason and judgment "f thos« who are bound to act conscientiously...
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