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Court for Consideration of Crown Cases Reserved


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A court created by the Crown Cases Act 1848 for considering questions of law arising out of the conviction of a person for treason, felony, or misdemeanour and reserved by the trial judge or justices for the consideration of the court. Its jurisdiction was exercised by the judges of the High Court, at least five of whom had to sit together. The Court was abolished in 1907 and its jurisdiction transferred to the Court of Criminal Appeal, which had wider powers.

Subjects: Law.


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