- 618 pages
- A Treatise on Trial by Jury, Including Questions of Law and Fact
- John Proffatt
- 04 October 2017 John Proffatt
Excerpt From A Treatise On Trial By Jury, Including Questions Of Law And Fact With An Introductory Chapter On The Origin And History Of Jury TrialIt Is The First Attempt Of The Kind, And Therefore It Is Hoped It Will Be Received Somewhat Indulgently, Since There Have Been No Models To Choose From And Therefore I Had To Form My Own Plans Of Procedure There Have Been Works Written On The History And On Some Features Of The Jury System But This Is The First Time In This Country, As Far As I Am Aware, That A Treatise Has Been Written, Treating Of The History As Well As The Practical Details And Proceedings Of The Jury This Is The To Be Wondered At Since In France, Where The Jury Is Comparatively A Modern Institution, There Are No Less Than A Dozen Works On The Subject Devoted To The Practice As Well As The Theory Of The System.I Have Given Considerable Attention To The Subject Of Ques Tions Of Law And Fact, And Have Endeavored To Give Some Satis Factory Mode For Distinguishing Between Them.It Is Hoped That This Attempt To Gather Within A Single Vol Ume The Law Relating To Proceedings In Trial By Jury May Be Favorably Regarded By The Profession, Whose Suggestions May Hereafter Enable Me, I Trust, To Make The Work Accept Able To Their Favor And Patronage, And To Supply Defects Which, In Spite Of All My Care And Exertion, I Know Must Be Found In A Work Upon A New Subject J P.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.