Juries and jury trials: state and federal, common law and statutory; the grand jury, petit jury, rights and duties of the district attorney. Challenges to the array and to the poll, trials per pais, arguments, charge of court, verdicts. The coroner's jury, special or struck jury, inquisitions on real estate, in partition and in luna

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R. Welsh & co., 1908 - Law - 464 pages
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Contents

ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF JURIES IN ENGLAND
1
Origin
3
Duties 7 45
7
Lawyer arguendoM
19
Civil remedies
23
PAGE
27
CHAPTER III
31
CHAPTER IV
37
Binding instructions
175
Inaccuracies and omissions
176
Points and answers
177
Benefit of reasonable doubt
178
Oath of oailiff after trial
179
Polling the jury
180
Verdict of acquittal on the ground of insanity 131
181
Verdict for attempt
182

JURIES IN PENNSYLVANIA SELECTION DRAWING AND SUM MONING PAGE 1 Jury commissioners elec tion etc
45
Mode of filling wheel
47
Oath of commissioners
48
Selection of names
49
New selection Act of 1874
51
New selection Act of 1874
52
Lock and key custody of
53
Number of names
55
Drawing from wheel
56
Drawing in Lancaster Co
57
Parts of Act of 1834 saved
58
Clerk compensation of
59
Venires in common pleas
60
Number of panel
61
Several venires
62
Form for grand jury
63
Form for Oyer Terminer etc
64
Single venire for petit jury
65
Number of enlargement of
66
Names of deceased etc
67
Single panel for one week
68
Persons exempt from duty
69
Soldiers exempt
70
Sheriffs certificate
71
Return of names to wheel
72
List of taxables by receiver
73
Selection of names
75
Drawing of jurors
76
CHAPTER VI
80
sessions
82
Returns of justices and con stables
83
Challenge to the polls
84
Objections when too late
85
Swearing grand jury
86
Province as to facts
87
Reason why defense is not heard
88
Rule indubitable
89
Diligently enquire ex plained
90
Oath as definition of duties
91
Conservators of peace
92
Investigations by
93
Submission
94
Privileges of jurors
95
A shield of protection
96
The remedy for corruption
97
Power of district attorney
98
Constables returns
99
Confined to own knowledge
100
A unique Phila charge
101
Bills of indictment
102
Counsel by district attor ney
103
Right of private counsel
104
Bills prepared by district attorney
105
Effect of quashing etc
106
Indictments by direction of courts
108
Foreman pro tern
109
Crossbills
110
Restrictions upon Ill 65 Secrecy of deliberations
112
Privileges of jurors
113
Bills returned ignored
115
Defendants at large
116
Sentence to pay costs
117
Costs in felonious assaults
118
Duties as to public build ings
119
Additions to poorhouses
120
New bridge in place of old
121
Condemnation of private bridges
122
Bridges between cities and boroughs
123
Grand juror as petitioner
124
CHAPTER VIII
126
Arraignment and pica
127
Autrefois acquit or convict
128
Effect of conviction
131
When to be made in crim inal cases
132
Challenge for cause
133
Forms of questions
134
Conscientious scruples
135
Crossexamination on scru ples
136
Relationship as bias
137
Personal prejudices
138
Conviction of innocence as bias
139
Incompetence of juror
140
Talesmen right to summon
141
Errors in names
142
Penalty for refusal to re spond
143
Special venire in criminal cases
144
CHAPTER IX
145
Challenges to the array
146
Errors in names
147
Challenging Browns coun sel
148
Challenge to the polls
149
Challenge for favor
150
Review of question
151
Fixed opinion
152
Disqualification
153
Alien juror
154
Other close relations
155
Illiteracy of juror
156
Nonresidence
157
Waiver of right 40
158
Determination of challenge
159
THE PETIT JURY SWEARING ETC 1 Oath of petit jury 160 7 Rule in homicide cases 163 161 8 Separation in capital case 164 3 Oath of witness
160
161
161
Conversations prohibited 165 5 Oath of bailiff
162
Rule in cases not capital 165
165
Improper conduct
166
View of place by jury
167
Requests for instructions
168
Charge of judge
170
Hearing evidence after ar gument
171
Errors of law
172
Errors of fact
173
Opinion of the judge
174
Foreign jury abolished
183
Verdict what it is
184
Joint and separate
185
Special verdicts
186
Setting aside veruict
187
Defendants costs
192
Rule as to power
193
Costs on defendant
194
Approaching jury
200
Inquiry by the court
201
View of premises
202
Form of oath by witness
203
judge audiendo
204
Attention to arguments
205
Haste tends to make bad decisions
206
Conclusions against limita tions
207
CHAPTER XI
214
Legal effect of instruments
215
Additional instructions
216
Submission of facts
217
Testimony objected to
218
Improper submission 21ft
219
Compromises etc
220
Assumptions and hypothe ses
221
Presumptions as to
222
Answers to points
224
Denial or qualification
225
Request for verdict
226
When court must answer
227
Points that need not be an swered
228
Sufficiency of answers
230
Negativing points
231
Reading points to jury
232
Mode of answering
233
ued
235
Wrong rules of law
236
Slight errors
237
Sympathy or prejudice
238
Comments on testimony
239
Manner of charging
240
Directing verdict
241
Binding instructions
242
When not to be directed
243
Omissions in charge
246
Discussion of evidence
248
Erroneous as a whole
249
Assignments of error
250
Coercion of jury
251
CHAPTER XIV
252
Province of court in negli 3 Negligence on both sides
254
gence cases 252 4 Negligence defined
255
Measure of care for the 5 Binding instructions
256
6 Duty of court
257
Opinion of judge
258
Erroneous instructions
259
Exceptions to charge
260
Reservation of question of law 281
261
Sealing of verdict
262
Power of court over verdict
263
THE VERDICT OF THE JURY 1 Requisites of verdict 264 17
264
Jury fee
274
In case of damages
276
Remission of excess
277
Inadequacy of verdict
278
Impropriety of jurors
279
Errors of law in charge
280
Wrong measure of damages
281
Rule of righteousness
282
Reservation of point of law
283
JUDGMENT NON OBSTANTE VEREDICTO 6 Practice on verdict
284
errors
286
Reservation how it arises
287
SPECIAL OR STRUCK JURY AND JURY OF INQUIRY
292
Striking special jury 292 5 Viewers to the first sworn
294
Form of notice
296
Evidence confined to in quiry
297
Appeal
298
CHAPTER XVIII
299
Number of jurors
304
Precept for jury
305
Form of oath
306
Oath of witness
307
Deodands 30a 21 Death in prison
308
Form of recognizance of witness
309
Return of inquisition
310
Form in selfdefense
311
CHAPTER XIX
313
Weakminded person
314
Testimony to be reported
315
The issue to be tried
316
Form of negative finding
317
Traverse of inquisition
318
Replication of relator
319
Form of rejoinder
320
CHAPTER XX
321
Summons by sheriff 321 4 Jury of twelve
323
ent counties 322 7 Place of meeting
324
Effect of inquisition
325
Cost and expenses
326
The return
327
CHAPTER XXI
329
Form
330
Guardian ad litem
331
Form of writ
332
Notice of inquest form
333
Proof of service on heirs
334
Sufficiency of notices
335
Selection of jurors
336
Allotment and valuation
337
Return of sheriff and jury
338
Form of return etc
339
Struck jury of view 293 7 Special jury in justices 4 Manner of view 294 court 295
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THE PETIT JURY POWER OvER COSTS
401

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