Canadian Criminal Cases Annotated, Volume 15

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Canada Law Journal Company, 1910 - Criminal law
 

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Page 60 - Tarry a little ; — there is something else. — This bond doth give thee here no jot of blood ; The words expressly are a pound of flesh : Take then thy bond, take thou thy pound of flesh ; But, in the cutting it, if thou dost shed One drop of Christian blood, thy lands and goods Are, by the laws of Venice, confiscate Unto the state of Venice.
Page 397 - On the other hand, the mere fact that the evidence adduced tends to shew the commission of other crimes does not render it inadmissible if it be relevant to an issue before the jury, and it may be so relevant if it bears upon the question whether the acts alleged to constitute the crime charged in the indictment were designed or accidental, or to rebut a defence which would otherwise be open to the accused.
Page 220 - In each Province the Legislature may exclusively make laws in relation to matters coming within the classes of subjects next hereinafter enumerated, that is to say : " 14. The administration of justice in the Province, including the constitution, maintenance, and organization of Provincial Courts...
Page 368 - And you are also clearly to understand that you have nothing to hope from any promise of favour, and nothing to fear from any threat which may have been...
Page 342 - ... does not in the opinion of the Court understand the nature of an oath, the evidence of such child may be received, though not given upon oath, if, in the opinion of the Court, such child is possessed of sufficient intelligence to justify the reception of the evidence, and understands the duty of speaking the truth...
Page 229 - But it is to be observed that the dictum relied upon by the prosecution in this case — namely: "that where it appears that one person's death has been occasioned by the hand of another, it behoves that other to show from evidence, or by inference from the circumstances of the case, that the offence is of a mitigated character, and does not amount to the crime of murder," was contained in the summing-up of the learned judge to the jury.
Page 2 - ... to state a special case setting forth the facts of the case and the grounds on which the proceeding is questioned, and if the court decline to state the case, may apply to the High Court of Justice for an order requiring the case to be stated.
Page 478 - Majesty's naval or military service, contrary to the form of the statute in such case made and provided, to the evil example of all others in like case offending, and against the peace of our said lord the king, his crown and dignity.
Page 327 - ... if in the opinion of the court or justices, as the case may be, such girl or other child of tender years is possessed of sufficient intelligence to justify the reception of the evidence, and understands the duty of speaking the truth...
Page 440 - Public welfare is first considered, and if it be not involved, and the restraint upon one party is not greater than protection to the other party requires, the contract may be sustained.

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