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1826-02-09, Remonstrance against removal of the right of appeal in Boston municipal courts
Remonstrance against removal of the right of appeal in Boston Municipal Courts. On February 9, 1826, three hundred twenty-eight citizens of Boston
sent this remonstrance to both houses of the Legislature. They wanted to preserve the right of appeal from the Boston Municipal Court to the Supreme
Judicial Court. The Municipal Court was created in 1800 to deal with petty criminal cases. In 1813, it was authorized to deal with all criminal cases
that were not capital. There was one judge and a government counsel, but no counsel was provided for an accused who could not afford it. Most
defendants were both poor and uneducated, so the possibility of the abuse of power, abuse of rights of the accused, or unprotested failures of fact was
serious. The possibility of appeal should be retained in the law. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State
Title:   To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, in General Court assembled: : the undersigned, citizens of Boston, beg leave respectfully to remonstrate against the proposition now before the legislature, to take away the right of appeal from the judgments of the Municipal Court for the city of Boston, to the Supreme Judicial Court, as now secured by law ... .
OCLC Number:   1357550754
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