Statutes of California Passed at the ... Session of the Legislature
J. Winchester, 1878
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Page lv - 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.
Page lvi - The powers of the government of the state of California shall be divided into three separate departments: The legislative, the executive, and judicial ; and no person charged with the exercise of powers properly belonging to one of these departments shall exercise any functions appertaining to either of the others, except in the cases hereinafter expressly directed or permitted.
Page lv - 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, or which this State may keep with the consent of Congress in time of peace, and in cases of petit larceny, under the regulation of the Legislature), unless on presentment or indictment of a grand jury, and in any trial in any court whatever the party accused shall be allowed to appear and defend in...
Page lviii - All general laws and special acts passed pursuant to this section may be altered from time to time or repealed.
Page lxiii - All other officers, whose election or appointment is not provided for by this Constitution, and all. officers, whose offices may hereafter be created by law, shall be elected by the people, or appointed, as the Legislature may direct.
Page lvi - For the purpose of voting, no person shall be deemed to have gained or lost a residence by reason of his presence or absence while employed in the service of the United States ; nor while engaged in the navigation of the waters of this State, or of the United States, or of the high seas ; nor while a student of any seminary of learning ; nor while kept at any almshouse, or other asylum, at public expense ; nor while confined in any public prison.
Page lxii - Any amendment or amendments to this constitution may be proposed in either house of the general assembly; and if the same shall be agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each of the two houses, such proposed amendment shall be entered on their journals, with the yeas and nays taken thereon...
Page lv - In all criminal prosecutions for libels, 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 the fact.
Page lxiii - The credit of the State shall not, in any manner, be given or loaned to, or in aid of, any individual, association or corporation.
Page lvii - Each house shall keep a journal of its own proceedings, and publish the same ; and the yeas and nays of the members of either house, on any question, shall, at the desire of any three members present, be entered on the journal.