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The petitioner was convicted of perjury. The trial judge refused to give the following instruction to the jury: "The government must establish the falsity of the statement alleged to have been made by the defendant under oath, by the testimony of two independent witnesses or one witness and corroborating circumstances. Unless that has been done, you must find the defendant not guilty." The petitioner was convicted and the circuit court of appeals affirmed the district court. Held, the refusal of the district judge to instruct the jury as requested was reversible error. Weiler v. United States, (U.S. 1945) 65 S. Ct. 548.
Milton D. Solomon S.Ed.,
EVIDENCE-TWO WITNESSES RULE IN ACTION FOR PERJURY,
Mich. L. Rev.
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