North Carolina Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of North Carolina, Volume 78

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Nichols & Gorman, book and job printers, 1878 - Law reports, digests, etc
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Cases argued and determined in the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

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Page 512 - Can a medical man conversant with the disease of insanity, who never saw the prisoner previously to the trial, but who was present during the whole trial and the examination of all the witnesses, be asked his opinion as to the state of the prisoner's mind at the time of the commission of the alleged crime? or his opinion whether the prisoner was conscious at the time of doing the act that he was acting contrary to law, or whether he was labouring under any and what delusion at the time...
Page 513 - We think the medical man, under the circumstances supposed, cannot in strictness be asked his opinion in the terms above stated, because each of those questions involves the determination of the truth of the facts deposed to, which it is for the jury to decide, and the questions are not mere questions upon a matter of science, in which case such evidence is admissible. But...
Page 92 - ... it is not one bargain, but two; viz., payment of part, and an agreement without consideration to give up the residue. The courts might very well have held the contrary, and have left the matter to the agreement of the parties, but undoubtedly the law is so settled.
Page 257 - It is the duty of all Courts to confine themselves to the words of the Legislature, nothing adding thereto, nothing diminishing.
Page 513 - But where the facts are admitted or not disputed, and the question becomes substantially one of science only, it may be convenient to allow the question to be put in that general form, though the same cannot be insisted on as a matter of right.
Page 98 - ... every bailee for hire, who by his labor and skill has imparted an additional value to the goods of another, has a lien upon the property for his reasonable charges in relation to it, and a right to retain it in his possession until those charges are paid.
Page 16 - The judge or referee may order any property of the judgment debtor, not exempt from execution, in the hands of such debtor, or any other person, or due to the judgment debtor, to be applied toward the satisfaction of the judgment...
Page 326 - In general, on the sale of goods by a particular description, whether the vendee is able to inspect them or not, it is an implied term of the contract that they shall reasonably answer such description, and if they do not, it is unnecessary to put any .other question to the jury; thus, in Wieler v.
Page 257 - But when the law is clear and explicit, and its provisions are susceptible of but one interpretation, its consequences, if evil, can only be avoided by a change of the law itself, to be effected by legislative, and not judicial action...
Page 549 - issues of fact" and "questions of fact" shall be the same exercised by it before the adoption of the Constitution of one thousand eight...

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