Regina v Birmingham Overseers: 1861

Cockburn CJ: ‘People were formerly frightened out of their wits about admitting evidence, lest juries should go wrong. In modern times we admit the evidence, and discuss its weight.’
Cockburn CJ
(1861) 1 B and S 763
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedA and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department (No 2) HL 8-Dec-2005
The applicants had been detained following the issue of certificates issued by the respondent that they posed a terrorist threat. They challenged the decisions of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission saying that evidence underlying the . .

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Updated: 19 May 2021; Ref: scu.235923