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Source: Outlines of Criminal Law
Source type: book
Document type: book chapter
Document title: “Rules of Evidence Peculiar to Criminal Law” [chapter 26]
Author(s): Kenny, Courtney Stanhope
Edition: Fifth edition revised
Publisher: University Press
Place of publication: Cambridge, England
Year of publication:
Part/Section: 3
Pagination: 381-408 (excerpt below includes only page 394)

Kenny, Courtney Stanhope. “Rules of Evidence Peculiar to Criminal Law” [chapter 26]. Outlines of Criminal Law. 5th ed. rev. Cambridge: University Press, 1913: book 3, pp. 381-408.
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Leon Czolgosz (arraignment).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley.
The excerpt (below) constitutes the entirety of footnote 5 from page 394.

From title page: Outlines of Criminal Law: Based on Lectures Delivered in the University of Cambridge.

From title page: Fifth Edition (revised, embodying the Forgery Act, 1913).

From title page: By Courtney Stanhope Kenny, LL.D., F.B.A., Downing Professor of the Laws of England; Chairman of Cambs Quarter Sessions; Late M.P. for Barnsley.


Rules of Evidence Peculiar to Criminal Law [excerpt]

     Hence in very grave cases English judges frequently urge a prisoner who pleads guilty to withdraw that plea. Indeed in New York the Code of Criminal Procedure forbids any conviction upon a plea of Guilty where the crime charged is punishable by death or by penal servitude for life (s. 332). Hence when Czolgosz, on his trial in 1901 for the murder of President McKinley, pleaded “Guilty,” a plea of “Not Guilty” was nevertheless entered.



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