Ex parte State ex rel. Smith, 8 Div. 265

CourtSupreme Court of Alabama
Writing for the CourtGARDNER, J.
PartiesEx parte STATE ex rel. SMITH, Atty. Gen. MONTGOMERY v. STATE.
Docket Number8 Div. 265
Decision Date26 June 1920

85 So. 785

204 Ala. 389

Ex parte STATE ex rel. SMITH, Atty. Gen. MONTGOMERY
v.

STATE.

8 Div. 265

Supreme Court of Alabama

June 26, 1920


Certiorari to the Court of Appeals.

Petition by the State, on the relation of J.Q. Smith, Attorney General, for certiorari to review a ruling of the Court of Appeals, reversing a judgment of conviction in the case of Will Montgomery v. State of Alabama, 86 So. 132. Writ denied.

J.Q. Smith, Atty. Gen., and Lamar Field, Asst. Atty. Gen., for the State.

Sample & Kilpatrick, of Cullman, for appellee.

GARDNER, J.

Upon the original consideration of this cause by the Court of Appeals, the judgment of conviction was reversed for error in the oral charge to the jury, the nature of which sufficiently appears in the opinion of that court. 86 So. 132. Application for rehearing was made by the state, and in response thereto the majority opinion of the Court of Appeals discloses that there was no exception reserved to any part of the oral charge held erroneous, and for which the judgment of conviction was reversed. But that court was of the opinion that, upon a consideration of the Acts of 1915, p. 815, in connection with section 6264 of the Code of 1907, no exception was necessary for a review of the oral charge, and express the view that the exact question here presented has never been passed upon since the passage of the act of 1915, supra.

We think the majority opinion is in error in this respect. Subsequent to the act of 1915, above referred to, the precise question was first presented to this court and decided contrary to the holding in the instant case in McPherson v. State, 198 Ala. 5, 73 So. 387, and more recently here reaffirmed in Tucker v. State, 202 Ala. 5, 79 So. 303; and upon this point the McPherson Case has been cited and followed by the Court of Appeals in Ross v. State, 16 Ala.App. 393, 78 So. 309, and Morrissette v. State, 16 Ala.App. 32, 75 So. 177. The question has therefore been definitely settled by these decisions, and the Court of Appeals was in error upon this point.

A reversal, however, of the judgment of that court does not result for the reason, upon consideration of the cause on rehearing, the court found reversible error as to a question of evidence, and the law enunciated upon this particular question by the court in its opinion is not questioned by the state. It is insisted by the state, however, that reversal should not have been rested upon this latter question as...

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32 practice notes
  • Anderson v. State, 6 Div. 481.
    • United States
    • Alabama Supreme Court
    • November 2, 1922
    ...1915, p. 815. Whittle v. State, 205 Ala. 639, 89 So. 43; McPherson v. State, 198 Ala. 5, 73 So. 387; Ex parte State (Montgomery v. State) 204 Ala. 389, 85 So. 785; Tucker v. State, 202 Ala. 5, 79 So. 303; Oil Well Supply Co. v. W. Huntsville C. M. Co., 198 Ala. 501, 73 So. 899. A jury quest......
  • Batson v. State, 6 Div. 798
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Alabama
    • May 26, 1927
    ...nor demurrer to the evidence. A proper exception or invocation or ruling is necessary to a review. Ex parte State ex rel. v. Smith, 204 Ala. 389, 85 So. 785; Anderson v. State, 209 Ala. 36, 95 So. 171. The fact that an appeal was provided by section 4514 of the Code of 1923, and that no spe......
  • Peterson v. State, 6 Div. 130.
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Alabama
    • June 29, 1933
    ...reserved thereto. And this is the accepted rule of our decisions. Tucker v. State, 202 Ala. 5, 79 So. 303; Ex parte State ex rel., 204 Ala. 389, 85 So. 785. The jury by their verdict fixed the degree of murder as of the first degree, and the case of Johnson v. State, 17 Ala. 618, cited by a......
  • Whittle v. State, 3 Div. 462
    • United States
    • Alabama Supreme Court
    • January 27, 1921
    ...announced by this court in criminal cases (McPherson v. State, 198 Ala. 5, 73 So. 387; Ex parte State ex rel. Smith [Montgomery v. State], 204 Ala. 389, 85 So. 785; Tucker v. State, 202 Ala. 5, 79 So. 303; Acts 1915, p. 815, amending section 5364) and in civil cases (Oil Well Supply Co. v. ......
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32 cases
  • Anderson v. State, 6 Div. 481.
    • United States
    • Alabama Supreme Court
    • November 2, 1922
    ...1915, p. 815. Whittle v. State, 205 Ala. 639, 89 So. 43; McPherson v. State, 198 Ala. 5, 73 So. 387; Ex parte State (Montgomery v. State) 204 Ala. 389, 85 So. 785; Tucker v. State, 202 Ala. 5, 79 So. 303; Oil Well Supply Co. v. W. Huntsville C. M. Co., 198 Ala. 501, 73 So. 899. A jury quest......
  • Batson v. State, 6 Div. 798
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Alabama
    • May 26, 1927
    ...nor demurrer to the evidence. A proper exception or invocation or ruling is necessary to a review. Ex parte State ex rel. v. Smith, 204 Ala. 389, 85 So. 785; Anderson v. State, 209 Ala. 36, 95 So. 171. The fact that an appeal was provided by section 4514 of the Code of 1923, and that no spe......
  • Peterson v. State, 6 Div. 130.
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Alabama
    • June 29, 1933
    ...reserved thereto. And this is the accepted rule of our decisions. Tucker v. State, 202 Ala. 5, 79 So. 303; Ex parte State ex rel., 204 Ala. 389, 85 So. 785. The jury by their verdict fixed the degree of murder as of the first degree, and the case of Johnson v. State, 17 Ala. 618, cited by a......
  • Whittle v. State, 3 Div. 462
    • United States
    • Alabama Supreme Court
    • January 27, 1921
    ...announced by this court in criminal cases (McPherson v. State, 198 Ala. 5, 73 So. 387; Ex parte State ex rel. Smith [Montgomery v. State], 204 Ala. 389, 85 So. 785; Tucker v. State, 202 Ala. 5, 79 So. 303; Acts 1915, p. 815, amending section 5364) and in civil cases (Oil Well Supply Co. v. ......
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