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" It is the duty of the court to instruct the jury as to the law ; and it is the duty of the jury to follow the law, as it is laid down by the Court. "
A Treatise on the Law of Evidence - Page 58
by Simon Greenleaf - 1866 - 675 pages
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Michigan Reports: Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of Michigan, Volume 66

Michigan. Supreme Court, Randolph Manning, George C. Gibbs, Thomas McIntyre Cooley, Elijah W. Meddaugh, William Jennison, Hovey K. Clarke, Hoyt Post, Henry Allen Chaney, William Dudley Fuller, John Adams Brooks, Marquis B. Eaton, Herschel Bouton Lazell, James M. Reasoner, Richard W. Cooper - Law reports, digests, etc - 1889
...verdict give, according to law and the evidence, so help you God." In these cases under this statute, it is the duty of the court to instruct the jury as to their duties and the law of the case, and their oath requires the jury to faithfully and impartially...
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Michigan Reports: Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of Michigan, Volume 109

Michigan. Supreme Court, Randolph Manning, George C. Gibbs, Thomas McIntyre Cooley, Elijah W. Meddaugh, William Jennison, Hovey K. Clarke, Hoyt Post, Henry Allen Chaney, William Dudley Fuller, John Adams Brooks, Marquis B. Eaton, Herschel Bouton Lazell, James M. Reasoner, Richard W. Cooper - Law reports, digests, etc - 1898
...convey them safely and without injury." Where a declaration contains several grounds of negligence, it is the duty of the court to instruct the jury as to those upon which, alone, recovery can be based, and to eliminate the others. The court should, as requested,...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 2

Indiana. Supreme Court, Horace E. Carter, Albert Gallatin Porter, Gordon Tanner - Law reports, digests, etc - 1853
...language, were also asked. They were all refused, and we think the Court was not bound to give them. It is the duty of the Court to instruct the jury as to the May Term, 1850 law; to inform them of the legal sequence resulting from given facts. Now, in this case,...
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A Treatise on the Law of Watercourses: With an Appendix, Containing Statutes ...

Joseph Kinnicut Angell - Water - 1854 - 683 pages
...fish-dam is nearly two feet, the jury may find for the defendants." It was held, that it was the duty of the Court to instruct the jury as to the law, and inform them as to the legal sequence resulting from given facts ; but the Court was not bound to tell...
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Reports of Cases in Law and Equity, Argued and Determined in the ..., Volume 19

Georgia. Supreme Court - Equity - 1856
...Perhaps this disposition of the case was a little hasty, not to say slovenly. We do not decide that it is the duty of the Court to instruct the Jury as to the law, in every case, even though Counsel differ as to what the law is, whether the Court is requested to...
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A Treatise on the Law of Evidence, as Administered in England and ..., Volume 1

John Pitt Taylor - Evidence (Law) - 1858 - 1675 pages
...party accused of a crime, that the jury should respond as to the facts, and the Court as to the law. It is the duty of the court to instruct the jury as to...law, as it is laid down by the Court. This is the light of every citizen, and it is his only protection. If the jury were at liberty to settle the law...
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Reports of Cases at Law and in Chancery Argued and Determined in ..., Volume 26

Illinois. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1862
...the law required the plaintiff to perform, before he could rescind the contract. It is the province of the court to instruct the jury as to the law, and for the jury to find the facts. This instruction leaves the jury to find both the law and the facts....
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A Treatise on the Organization and Jurisdiction of the Supreme, Circuit and ...

Alfred Conkling - Court rules - 1864 - 634 pages
...party accused of a crime that the jury should respond as to the facts, and the court as to the law. It is the duty of the court to instruct the jury as to...and it is the duty of the jury to follow the law as laid down by the court. This is the right of every citizen, and it is his only protection. If the jury...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of the ...

Massachusetts. Supreme Judicial Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1867
...criminal, they have the moral right to decide the law according to their own notions or pleasure. It is the duty of the jury to follow the law, as it is laid down by the court. If the jury were at liberty to settle the law for themselves, the effect would be, not only that the...
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of ..., Volume 39

California. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1873
...contradictory and inconsistent, the judgment must be reversed. The jury are . not the judges of the law. "It is the duty of the Court to instruct the jury as to...and it is the duty of the jury to follow the law as laid down by the Court." (State v. Wright, 53 Me. 329.) It is not for the jury to determine what portion...
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