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House. Select Comm. on Court of Common Pleas Jurisdiction. Act on criminal jurisdiction in Court of Common Pleas, 1831
SEE ALSO 52228 House No. 60 A Select Committee of five men reported An Act to give criminal jurisdiction, except in capital cases, to the Court of
Common Pleas, 1831. In all counties except Suffolk, the Court of Common Pleas would have original jurisdiction of all offenses, crimes, and
punishments which the Supreme Judicial Court had before, except capital crimes. The Court of Common Pleas was authorized to do everything necessary to try
cases. Grand and Traverse jurors were to attend and support the Court. Capital cases went straight to the Supreme Judicial Court. Written appeals went
to the same. If that Court decided to handle just the issue raised on appeal, it could remand the case back to Court of Common Pleas to finish the
trial. The State Attorney General and Solicitor General moved to the courts of Suffolk County, but at the end of their terms, they were redundant. Four
District Attorneys were to be appointed; the list of the counties for which they were responsible was included. After the description of this new
system, there were a few procedural items. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   An act to give criminal jurisdiction, except in capital cases, to the court of common pleas.
OCLC Number:   1395395336
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