Report of the trial of the Hon. Samuel Chase, one of the associate justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, before the High court of impeachment, composed of the Senate of the United States, for charges exhibited against him by the House of Representatives, in the name of themselves, and of all the people of the United States, for high crimes & misdemeanors, supposed to have been by him committed: with the necessary documents and official papers, from his impeachment to final acquittal
Printed for Samuel Butler and George Keatinge., 1805 - Political Science - 384 pages
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Page 4 - That if any person shall write, print, utter or publish, or shall cause or procure to be written, printed, uttered or published, or shall knowingly and willingly assist or aid in writing, printing, uttering or publishing any false, scandalous and malicious writing or writings against the government of the United States...
Page 19 - that the laws of the several States, except where the Constitution, treaties, or statutes of the United States shall otherwise require or provide, shall be regarded as rules of decision in trials at common law in the courts of the United States, in cases where they apply.
Page 164 - Justice shall preside; and no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of twothirds of the members present. (7) Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit, under the Confederate States; but the party convicted shall, nevertheless, be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment, and punishment according to law.
Page 6 - I solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of , now pending, I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws: So help me God.
Page 203 - In the use of unusual, rude, and contemptuous expressions towards the prisoner's counsel ; and in falsely insinuating that they wished to excite the public fears and indignation, and to produce that insubordination to law, to which the conduct of the judge did, at the same time, manifestly tend.
Page 166 - Definition of crimes and misdemeanors.—A crime, or misdemeanor, is an act committed, or omitted, in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it.
Page 16 - repeated and vexatious interruptions of defendant's counsel, which induced them to withdraw from the case"; and (5) in manifesting "an indecent solicitude" for the defendant's conviction, "unbecoming even a public prosecutor, but highly disgraceful to the character of a judge, as it was subversive of justice.
Page 166 - A crime, or misdemeanor, is an act committed or omitted in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it. This general definition comprehends both crimes and misdemeanors ; which, properly speaking, are mere synonymous terms : though in common usage, the word
Page 214 - States," that for any crime or offense against the United States the offender may be arrested, imprisoned, or bailed, agreeably to the usual mode of process in the State where such offender may be found ; and whereas it is provided by the laws of Virginia that upon presentment by any grand jury of an...