Court for Consideration of Crown Cases Reserved

Court for Consideration of Crown Cases Reserved
In England, a court established by St. 11 & 12, Viet., c. 78, composed of such of the judges of the superior courts of Westminister as were able to attend, for the consideration of questions of law reserved by any judge in a court of oyer and terminer, gaol delivery, or quarter sessions, before which a prisoner had been found guilty by verdict. Such question is stated in the form of a special case. 4 Steph. The trial judge was empowered to "state a case" for the opinion of that court. He could not be compelled to do so, and only a question of law could be raised. If the court considered that the point had been wrongly decided at the trial, the conviction would be quashed. By Act of 1907, the Court of Criminal Appeal was created and the Court for Crown Cases Reserved was abolished

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