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CHAPTER 407
(House Bill 603)
AN ACT to propose an amendment to Section 5 of Article
15 of the State Constitution, title "Miscellaneous", pro-
viding that the Jury shall be the Judges of Law as well
as of fact in the trial of all criminal cases, except that
the Court may pass upon the sufficiency of the evidence
to sustain a conviction.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Mary-
land, (three-fifths of all of the members elected to each of
the two Houses concurring), That Section 5 of Article 15
of the State Constitution, title "Miscellaneous", be and the
same is hereby repealed and re-enacted, with amendments,
to read as follows:
SEC. 5. In the trial of all criminal cases, the Jury shall
be the Judges of Law, as well as of fact, except that the
Court may pass upon the sufficiency of the evidence to sustain
a conviction.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the aforegoing
section hereby proposed as an amendment to the Constitu-
tion of this State shall be, at the next general election to
be held in this State in the year 1950, submitted to the
legal and qualified voters thereof for their adoption or re-


 
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