Proceedings and Debates of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York, Volume 5

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Página 3595 - No member of this state shall be disfranchised, or deprived of any of the rights or privileges secured to any citizen thereof, unless by the law of the land or the judgment of his peers.
Página 3553 - April, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven, which have not since expired, or been repealed or altered ; and such acts of the Legislature of this State as are now in force, shall be and continue the law of this State, subject to such alterations as the Legislature shall make concerning the same.
Página 3617 - Upon conviction for treason, he shall have the power to suspend the execution of the sentence, until the case shall be reported to the Legislature at its next meeting, when the Legislature shall either pardon, or commute the sentence, direct the execution of the sentence, or grant a further reprieve. He shall...
Página 3549 - Every citizen may freely speak, write, and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right; and no law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press.
Página 3244 - No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime (except in cases of impeachment, and in cases of militia when in actual service ; and the land and naval forces in time of war...
Página 3594 - Each house shall keep a journal of its proceedings, and publish the same, except such parts as may require secrecy. The doors of each house shall be kept open, except when the public welfare shall require secrecy.
Página 3496 - The General Assembly shall provide by law for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation ; and shall prescribe such regulations as shall secure a just valuation for taxation of all property, both real and personal, excepting such only for municipal, educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes, as may be specially exempted by law.
Página 3596 - In all criminal prosecutions for libel, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it shall appear to the jury- that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted and the jury shall have the right to determine the law and fact.
Página 3459 - Court may be removed by concurrent resolution of both houses of the Legislature, if two-thirds of all the members elected to each house concur therein.
Página 3597 - ... before they enter on the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation : I do solemnly swear, (or affirm...

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