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A treatise on the medical jurisprudence of insanity

Isaac Ray - Insanity (Law) - 1853 - 521 pages
...respects insane, he must be considered in the same situation as to responsibility, as if the facts, with respect to which the delusion exists, were real. For example, if under the influence of delusion, he supposes another man to be in the act of attempting to take away his life, and he kills...
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A Selection of Legal Maxims: Classified and Illustrated

Herbert Broom - Legal maxims - 1854 - 607 pages
...were real. For instance, I 58 BROOM'S LEGAL MAXIMS. if a man, under the influence of his delusion, supposes another man to be in the act of attempting...in self-defence, he would be exempt from punishment ; whereas, if his delusion was that the deceased had inflicted a serious injury upon his character...
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A Treatise on the Law of Evidence, Volume 2

Simon Greenleaf - Evidence (Law) - 1854
...insane, •we think he must be considered in the same situation, as to responsibility, as if the facts with respect to which the delusion exists were real. For example, if, under the influence of delusion, he supposes another man to be in the act of attempting to take away his life, and he kills...
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The mystery of murder, and its defence [first appeared in the Law review for ...

Samuel Warren - 1855
...insane — we think he must be considered in the same situation, as to responsibility, as if the facts with respect to which the delusion exists were real....he would be exempt from punishment. If his delusion were that the deceased had inflicted a serious injury to his character and fortune, and he killed him...
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A Monograph on mental unsoundness

Francis Wharton - Insanity (Law) - 1855 - 228 pages
...insane, we think he must be considered in the same situation as to responsibility, as if the facts with respect to which, the delusion exists, were real....his life, and he kills that man, as he supposes, in self defence, he would be exempt from punishment. If his delusion was, that the deceased had inflicted...
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Treatise on Medical Jurisprudence

Francis Wharton, Moreton Stillé - Insanity (Law) - 1855 - 815 pages
...insane, we think he must be considered in the same situation as to responsibility, as if the facts with respect to which the delusion exists, were real....his life, and he kills that man, as he supposes, in self defence, he would be exempt from punishment. If his delusion was, that the deceased had inflicted...
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Trial of Charles B. Huntington for forgery

1857 - 480 pages
...other respects insane, he must be considered in the same situation as to responsibility as if the facts with respect to which the delusion exists were real. For example, if under the influence of delusion, he supposes another man to be in the act of attempting to take nway his life, and he kills...
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Transactions, Volume 11

Medicine - 1858
...be considered in the same situation as to responsibility, as if the facts which he supposes to exist were real. For example, if under the influence of his delusion, he supposed another man to be in the act of attempting to take away his life, and he kills that man as...
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The American Law Register, Volume 1; Volume 10

Law - 1862
...insane, we think he must be considered in the same situation as to responsibility, as if the facts with respect to which the delusion exists were real....delusion, he supposes another man to be in the act of taking away his life, and he kills that man, as he supposes in selfdefence, he would be exempt from...
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The Law Magazine and Law Review: Or, Quarterly Journal of ..., Volume 19

Law - 1865
...insane, we think lie must be considered in the same situation as to responsibility, as if the facts with respect to which the delusion exists were real....delusion, he supposes another man to be in the act of taking away Ida life, and he kills that man, as he supposes in self-defence, he would be exempt from...
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