Ecclesiastical Law and Rules of Evidence: With Special Reference to the Jurisprudence of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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Hitchcock & Walden, 1879 - Ecclesiastical law - 501 pages

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Their Determinations are conclusive for the Purpose of establishing
Where a Minister disseminates Doctrines contrary to the Articles of
The Effect of ex parte Decrees of Divorce
Public Documents not Judicial may be proved by the Great Seal of
Interlineations and Alterations Presumption that they were made after
Exceptions to this Rule
Where there is no Subscribing Witness Proof of the Genuineness of
The Church has no Authority to compel the Attendance of Witnesses
Depositions taken in a Former Suit Evidence between Parties and Privies
Witness to be first examined by the Party calling him
The Latitude allowed Presiding Officer in the Disposition of Business
Impeachment by Proof of General Bad Character
Historical Facts of General Notoriety may be proved by General Repu
Foundation for Impeachment calling Attention to Time Place and Person
Rule of Exclusion of Witnesses criticised
Duty of Committee to pass on Entire Question of Guilt or Innocence
An Appeal must be taken at the Time of the Trial
A New Trial may be granted when Substantial Justice has not been done
Necessity for a Revelation
The Rule as to Confessions against Interest
Publicity of the Facts Presumption founded upon
Translation of the New Testament into Different Languages 151
Adaptation of the Bible to our Wants and Necessities
Evidence may be relevantunder one Specification and not under another 259

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Page 329 - And the said records and judicial proceedings, authenticated as aforesaid, shall have such faith and credit given to them in every court within the United States as they have by law or usage in the courts of the State from whence the said records are or shall be taken.
Page 25 - One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.
Page 442 - Now, there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man, for he was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the Jews, and many of the Gentiles. He was the Christ...
Page 255 - In prosecutions for the publication of papers investigating the official conduct of officers, or men, in a public capacity, or when the matter published is proper for public information, the truth thereof may be given in evidence. And in all indictments for libels, the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the facts, under the direction of the court, as in other cases.
Page 283 - Malice, in common acceptation, means ill-will against a person ; but in its legal sense it means a wrongful act done intentionally without just cause or excuse.
Page 29 - That government can scarcely be deemed to be free, where the rights of property are left solely dependent upon the will of a legislative body, without any restraint. The fundamental maxims of a free government seem to require that the rights of personal liberty and private property should be held sacred.
Page 329 - The records and judicial proceedings of the courts of any State or Territory, or of any such country, shall be proved or admitted in any other court within the United States, by the attestation of the clerk, and the seal of the court annexed, if there be a seal, together with a certificate of the judge, chief justice, or presiding magistrate, that the said attestation is in due form.
Page 460 - Go your way and tell John what things ye have seen and heard : the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up...
Page 287 - But this does not prevent an inquiry into the jurisdiction of the court in which the original judgment was given, to pronounce it; or the right of the State itself to exercise authority over the person or the subject-matter.
Page 297 - From the variety of cases, relative to judgments being given in evidence, in civil suits, these two deductions seem to follow as generally true. First, that the judgment of a court of concurrent jurisdiction, directly upon the point, is as a plea, a bar, or as evidence conclusive, between the same parties, upon the same matter, directly in question in another court.

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