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" Remember, that for the wisest and most evident reasons, the merciful maxim of the law, which says that it is better that ninety-nine guilty men should escape, than that one innocent man should be punished... "
Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Alabama - Page 11
by Alabama. Supreme Court - 1890
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The American Jurist, Volume 11

Law - 1834
...prevent the escape of the guilty. It is belter, according to the established maxim of law, that ten guilty men should escape, than that one innocent man should be punished. In this view of the subject we confess we coincide. If it be wrong for a creditor to imprison an honest...
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The Trials of Patrick Maxwell Stewart Wallace, and Michael Shaw Stewart ...

Insurance, Marine - 1841 - 294 pages
...doubt, the balance is to be given against the prosecution, and in favour of the accused. Better is it that ninety-nine guilty men should escape than that one innocent man should suffer. Therefore, it is a well established maxim, and a most righteous one, too, that wherever there...
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Report of the Debates and Proceedings of the Convention for the ..., Volume 1

Indiana. Constitutional Convention - Constitutional conventions - 1850
...heard it said again and again, by members of the bar, that that maxim of the law which declares that it is better that ninety-nine guilty men should escape, than that one innocent man should suffer, has been fully verified in their experience. Some of them go a little further, and say that...
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Letter to the Right Hon. Wm. E. Gladstone, M.P.: With the Address to the Jury

Sir Roger Therry - Justice, Administration of - 1850 - 40 pages
...that " The Judge is counsel for the prisoner" explained ib. Observations on the expression, " 'Tis better that ninety-nine guilty men should escape than that one innocent man should suffer 17 Lynch's Case ........ ib. Rare occurrence of punishment being inflicted on an innocent man...
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Lectures Delivered Before the Young Men's Christian Association ..., Volume 8

Young Men's Christian Association (London, England) - Christianity - 1853
...prisoner is cautioned not to say anything which might convict him ; and, on the merciful principle that it is better that ninety-nine guilty men should escape than that one innocent man should perish, there are numerous technicalities, by one or other of which an innocent person is almost sure...
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The Administration of the East India Company: A History of Indian Progress

Sir John William Kaye - Great Britain - 1853 - 712 pages
...evidence of the commission of a specific offence. The judicial axiom that it is better that twenty guilty men should escape than that one innocent man should be punished, however sound it may be in the abstract, had not certainly, in its application to the case of these...
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The Ashlar ..., Volume 1

Allyn Weston, Charles Scott - Social Science - 1856
...Remember, that for the wisest and most evident reasons, the merciful maxim of the law, which says that it is better that ninety-nine guilty men should escape,...than that one innocent man should be punished, is with us reversed, and that in Masonry it is better that ninety and nine true men should beturned away...
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A Lexicon of Freemasonry

Albert Gallatin Mackey - Freemasonry - 1859 - 524 pages
...Remember, that for the wisest and most evident reasons, the merciful maxim of the law, which says that it is better that ninety-nine guilty men should escape,...than that one innocent man should be punished, is with us reversed, and that in masonry it is better that ninety and nine true men should be turned away...
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The British American Magazine, Volume 1

Henry Youle Hind - History - 1863
...was translated, "The extreme rigour of the law caused wrong ;" and has heard from the justices that it is better that ninety-nine guilty men should escape than that one innocent man should suffer. Now Policeman X. is governed by these maxima as a general thing, and sometimes by zeal, ...
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Reminiscences of thirty years' residence in New South Wales and Victoria ...

Roger Therry - New South Wales - 1863 - 514 pages
...empanelled in that Colony, to refer to Lynch's case in dealing with an oft-cited expression, that " 'tis better that ninety-nine guilty men should escape than that one innocent man should suffer." As criminal justice is administered in this country and with truth the same may be now...
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