Proceedings of the ... Annual Session of the Bar Association of Arkansas, Volume 4, Part 1901

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Page 41 - The quality of mercy is not strained; It droppeth, as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath ; it is twice blessed ; It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes...
Page 66 - Campbell in his judgment made the following very significant observations :"No one can suppose that Lord Cottenham could be, in the remotest degree, influenced by the interest that he had in this concern; but my Lords, it is of the last importance that the maxim that no man is to be a judge in his own cause should be held sacred.
Page 74 - It is the design of the law to maintain the purity and impartiality of the courts, and to insure for their decisions the respect and confidence of the community. Their judgments become precedents which control the determination of subsequent cases ; and it is important, in that respect, that their decisions should be free from all bias. After securing wisdom and impartiality in their judgments, it is of great importance that the courts should be free from reproach or the suspicion of unfairness....
Page 70 - No Judge of the supreme or inferior courts shall preside on the trial of any cause in the event of which he may be interested, or where either of the parties shall be connected with him by affinity or consanguinity, within such degrees as may be prescribed by law...
Page 66 - And it will have a most salutary effect on these tribunals, when it is known that this high court of last resort, in a case in which the Lord Chancellor of England had an interest, considered that his decree was on that account a decree not according to law, and should be set aside.
Page 21 - This brave and tender man in every storm of life was oak and rock, but in the sunshine he was vine and flower.
Page 53 - An Act to define trusts, and to provide for penalties and punishment of corporations, persons, firms, and associations of persons connected with them, and to promote free competition in the state of Texas.
Page 33 - This is not by way of atonement or expiation for the crime committed ; for that must be left to the just determination of the Suprenu' Being ; but as a precaution against future offences of the same kind.
Page 66 - It is of the last importance that the maxim that ' no man is to be a judge in his own cause ' should be held sacred. And that is not to be confined to a cause in which he is a party, but applies to a cause in which he has an interest.
Page 74 - ... declared that they intended to embody this universal sentiment in the form of a statutory prohibition, and so they placed this explicit provision before the legislature, who adopted it without alteration and enacted it as the law. The exclusion wrought by it is as complete as is in the nature of the case possible. The judge is removed from the cause and from the bench ; or if he will occupy the latter, it must be only as an idle spectator and not as a judge. He can not sit as such. The spirit...

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