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" In all criminal prosecutions for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury; and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted;... "
Acts of the legislature of west virginia - Page 273
1887
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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 - 1952
...J., dissenting. for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury; and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted; and the jury shall have the right to...
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The Constitution of the State of New York, Together with the Rules and ...

New York (State). Legislature - 1887
...or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury; and if it shall appear to the jury, that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives, and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted; and the jury shall have the right...
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The American Manual, Or, New English Reader: Consisting of Exercises in ...

Moses Severance - 1832 - 295 pages
...indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it shall appear to the jury, that the matter charged as libelous, is true, and was published with good motives, and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted ; and the jury shall have the right...
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New York Municipal Gazette (New York, N.Y.), Volume 1, Issues 41-48

Ebenezer Meriam - 1847
...June 13. RESOLUTIONS. Resolutions offered : By Mr. O'Conner, that in actions of libel the truth may be given in evidence ; and if it shall appear to the...as libelous, is true, and was published with good motives and justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted, the jury to be judges of the low and fact....
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The Land Owner's Manual: Containing a Summary of Statute Regulations, in New ...

Benjamin Franklin Hall - 1847 - 477 pages
...indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it shall appear to the jury, that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted ; and the jury snail have the right...
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The American's Own Book: Or, The Constitutions of the Several States in the ...

John Bigelow - 1848 - 515 pages
...indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it shall appear to the jury, that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives, and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted; and the jury shall have the right...
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The Early History of the North Western States: Embracing New York, Ohio ...

Benjamin Franklin Hall - 1849 - 477 pages
...indictments f jr libels, the truth miy be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it shall appear to the jury, that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted; and the jury shall have the right to...
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Report of the Debates in the Convention of California on the Formation of ...

John Ross Browne - 1850 - 479 pages
...indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives, and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted ; and the jury shall have the right...
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Michigan Reports: Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of Michigan, Volume 196

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 - 1918
...prosecutions for libels the truth may be given in evidence to the jury; and, if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libelous is true and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the accused shall be acquitted." It is urged by counsel for the people...
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Manual for the Use of the Assembly of the State of Wisconsin, for the Year 1853

Wisconsin. Legislature. Assembly - 1853 - 118 pages
...of speech or of the press. In all criminal prosecutions or indictments for libel, the truth may be given in evidence ; and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libelous be true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted...
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