Illegality of the Trial of John W. Webster (Classic Reprint) by Lysander SpoonerIllegality of the Trial of John W. Webster (Classic Reprint) by Lysander Spooner

Illegality of the Trial of John W. Webster (Classic Reprint)

byLysander Spooner

Paperback | September 28, 2016

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Excerpt from Illegality of the Trial of John W. Webster

Dr. Webster was not tried by a legal jury; but by a jury packed, by the court, either with a view to a more easy conviction than could otherwise be obtained, or with a view to a conviction which otherwise could not be obtained at all.

The jury was packed by excluding from the panel three persons, on account of their opposition to capital punishment, and substituting in their stead three persons not thus opposed. That opposition, it was supposed by the court, (and correctly too, of course), would either render the persons entertain ing it less ready to convict the defendant, than they otherwise would be or would prevent them from convicting at all, whatever the evidence might be.

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Title:Illegality of the Trial of John W. Webster (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.05 inPublished:September 28, 2016Publisher:FB &c LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1333774834

ISBN - 13:9781333774837

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