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" That if any person shall be prosecuted under this act, for the writing or publishing any libel aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the defendant, upon the trial of the cause, to give in evidence in his defence, the truth of the matter contained in the publication... "
The Supreme Court Reporter - Page 281
1895
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 343

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - Courts - 1952
...evidence in his defence, the truth of the matter contained in the publication charged as a libel. And the jury who shall try the cause, shall have a right...under the direction of the court, as in other cases." 3 Abrams v. United States, 250 US 616, 630. * United States v. Smith, 173 F. 227. In discharging the...
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The Balance, and Columbian Repository, Volume 2

Hudson (N.Y.) - 1803
...evidence in his defence, THE TKirTH OF THE MATTER contained in the publication charged as a libel. And the jury who shall try the cause, shall have a right to determine the law and trie fact, under the direction of the court, as iri otlur ca.si;.«." This law has been honored with...
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The Answer and Pleas of Samuel Chase, One of the Associate Justices of the ...

Samuel Chase - Judges - 1805 - 72 pages
...defence, the truth of the matter contained in the publication charged as a libel ; and the jury fliall have a right to determine the law and the fact, under the direction of the court, as in other cafes/' as in and by the faid act, commonly called the /edition law, to/which this refpondent begs...
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The Olive Branch, Or, Faults on Both Sides, Federal and Democratic: A ...

Mathew Carey - Political parties - 1817 - 458 pages
...evi<k}icetinlua defence, the truth of the matter contained in the publication charged as a libel. And the jury Who shall try the cause, shall have a right...under the direction of the court, as in other cases. " Sec. 4. Jinn" be if further enacted', Thatthis act shall continue and be in force until the third...
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Constitution of the State of Illinois: November 16, 1818, Read and Ordered ...

Illinois - Constitutional law - 1818 - 24 pages
...in evidence. And in all indictments fot libels, the jurv shall h:ive the right of determining both the law and the fact, under the direction of the court, as in other cases. 19 SCHEDULE. Sect. 1. That no inconveniences may arise from the change of a territorial to a permanent...
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Public Laws of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

Rhode Island - Session laws - 1822
...writing or publication determine charged as a libel; and the jury who shall try the cause iawe™an* shall have a right to determine the law and the fact, under f»ct- the direction of the court, as in other cases. Jin act prescribing the pay of the Senators....
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The History of Kentucky: Exhibiting an Account of the Modern Discovery ...

Humphrey Marshall - Kentucky - 1824 - 47 pages
...in his defence, the. truth of the matter contained in the publication charged as a libel — while the jury who shall try the cause shall have a right...under the direction of the court, as in other cases." Nothing could probably proclaim more distinctly the intrin» sic moral principles, of the party, than...
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The History of Kentucky: Exhibiting an Account of the Modern Discovery ...

Humphrey Marshall - Kentucky - 1824 - 47 pages
...in his defence, thf. truth of the matter contained in the publication charged as a libel — while the jury who shall try the cause shall have a right...determine the law and the fact, under the direction of the eourt, as in other cases." Nothing could probably proclaim more distinctly the intrinsic moral principles,...
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Register of Debates in Congress: Comprising the Leading Debates and ...

United States. Congress - Law - 1834
...evidence in his defence the truth of the matter contained in the publication cliarged as a libel; »nd the jury who shall try the cause shall have a right...under the direction of the court, as in other cases." But, under this new sedition law, which the President revives and promulgates in his cabinet paper,...
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The Proceedings Relative to Calling the Conventions of 1776 and 1790: The ...

Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania. Constitutional Convention - Constitutional conventions - 1825 - 384 pages
...facts alleged may be given in evidence on the general issue. And the jury shall have the same right to determine the law and the fact, under the direction of the court, as in other cases. On the question, Will the convention agree to the postponement for the aforesaid purpose ? The yeas...
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