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GREER V. UNITED STATES, 245 U. S. 559 (1918)

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Greer v. United States, 245 U.S. 559 (1918)

Greer v. United States

No. 504

Argued January 18, 1918

Decided January 28, 1918

245 U.S. 559


There is no presumption in a criminal case that the accused is of good character.

A presumption upon a matter of fact, when it is not merely a disguise for another principle, means that common experience shows the fact to be so generally true that courts may notice the truth.

The district court in a criminal trial is not bound by the rules of evidence as they stood in 1789. Rosen v. United States, ante, 245 U. S. 467.

240 F. 320 affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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