Hilliard, Francis. The Law of New Trials, and Other Rehearings, Including Writs of Error, Appeals Etc. 2nd ed., revised and greatly enlarged. Philadelphia: Kay & Brother, 1872.
Francis Hilliard (1806-1878) was a lawyer, judge, and state legislator from Massachusetts. His legal treatises are noted for encouraging national case law by presenting cases from all the states, and for demonstrating where American case law modified or strayed from English common law. His Law of New Trials (1866) covers grounds for re-hearings and procedure in civil in criminal cases, along with impact on criminal verdicts and civil damages. Hilliard outlines the various problems he believes to be inherent to jury trials, and offers methods for correcting the perceived injustices that the jury trials may create.
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