The Grand Jury: Considered from an Historical, Political and Legal Standpoint, and the Law and Practice Relating Thereto

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G.T. Bisel, 1906 - Grand jury - 219 pages
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Page 97 - You will present no person through malice, hatred, or ill-will, nor leave any unpresented through fear, favor, or affection, or for any reward, or the promise or hope thereof; but in all your presentments you will present the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, according to the best of your skill and understanding, so help you God.
Page 94 - ... present things truly, as they come to your knowledge, according to the best of your understanding; so help you God.
Page 44 - Offenses heretofore required to be prosecuted by indictment shall be prosecuted by information, after examination and commitment by a Magistrate, or by indictment, with or without such examination and commitment, as may be prescribed by law.
Page 34 - No person shall, for any indictable offence, be proceeded against criminally, by information, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service, in time of war or public danger ; or, by leave of the Court, for oppression or misdemeanor in office.
Page 61 - ... term, or for any term of years determinable on any life or lives, or who being a householder shall be rated or assessed to the poor rate, or...
Page 98 - The following oath must be immediately thereupon administered to the other grand jurors present: "The same oath which your foreman has now taken before you on his part, you and each of you shall well and truly observe on your part, so help you God.
Page 160 - The district courts, the district courts of the Territories, and the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia may discharge their grand juries whenever they deem a continuance of the sessions of such juries unnecessary.
Page 96 - Jury, will diligently inquire into, and true presentment make, of all public offenses against the people of this State, committed or triable within this county, of which you shall have or can obtain legal evidence. You will keep your own counsel and that of your fellows and of the Government, and will not, except when required in the due course of judicial proceedings, disclose the testimony of any witness examined before you, nor anything which you or any other Grand Juror may have said, nor the...
Page 59 - The defect in its constitution, owing to the invalidity of the law of 1881, affected no substantial right of the defendant. We confine our decision upon this point to the case presented by this record, and hold that an indictment found by a jury of good and lawful men selected and drawn as a grand jury...
Page 59 - Nothing could well be more unsubstantial than the alleged right asserted by the defendant under the circumstances of the case. He was entitled to have an indictment found by a grand jury before being put upon his trial. An indictment was found by a body, drawn, summoned and sworn as a grand jury, before a competent court and composed of good and lawful men. This we think fulfilled the constitutional guaranty. The jury which found the indictment was a de facto jury selected and organized under the...

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