The defendant was indicted under a criminal statute making it a misdemeanor for agents and officers to transact business for any foreign corporation which had failed to comply with certain statutory requirements for conducting business in Maryland. The trial judge instructed the jury that if they believed the evidence to he true he was of the opinion that the defendant was an agent within the meaning of the statute. He cautioned them, however, that they were by article 15, sec. 5, of the constitution made judges of the law as well as fact and that his opinion as to the law was advisory only. Held, that the instructions of the trial court were correct in so far as they told the jury that the opinion of the court as to the law was advisory only. Vogel v. State, (Md. 1932) 162 Atl. 705.