The Laws of England, Compiled and translated into the Māori language.
§ 35.—Grand Jury
§ 35.—Grand Jury.
Previously to the trial we have described taking place, there sit a body of men, whose duty it is to say, on hearing the evidence for the prosecution alone, whether there is a sufficient case to go to trial or not. If they find that the grounds of prosecution are not sufficient, they so inform the Judge, and the accused is discharged. If they say there are sufficient grounds, the trial of the accused by the Supreme Court is proceeded with. This is the Grand Jury.