consolidated statutes

consolidated statutes

statutes produced by the periodic merging of related statutes in order to economize on the law's letters.
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Admittedly, the presence of the death sentence would make many of the arguments presented less forceful in their current form and would require that they be reevaluated; however, consolidated statutes have proved effective when enacted in jurisdictions that still have the death sentence.
If there is no substantial danger that a criminal defendant will be over-punished under a consolidated statute, then it becomes necessary to see if there are any other interests that weigh in favor of maintaining the current scheme.
A consolidated statute will necessarily broaden the conduct to which it applies and will necessarily broaden the context of the term "murder" in the mind of the average citizen.
Specifically, after the defendant is adjudged guilty of murder as defined by the proposed consolidated statute, the court would proceed to the second hearing for sentencing as normal.
He quoted the Consolidated Statutes of Canada (Chapter 92, Section 18): "Any person who wilfully disturbs, interrupts or disquiets any assemblage of persons for religious reasons by profane discourse, by rude or indecent behaviour, etc.
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