Notwithstanding the Verdict

In a suit of law, the party against whom a verdict has been rendered by the jury may resort to what is called a motion for judgment non obstante veredicto (notwithstanding the verdict). In such event the attorney for the aggrieved party would show to the court that the facts in the case and the law applicable thereto demand that judgment be in favor of his client, and not as called for by the findings of the jury. This relief, however, will not be afforded if the party accepts the verdict as final.

Students of Christian Science are daily required to move for righteous judgment, notwithstanding the verdict of mortal mind, and call upon God, unchanging Principle, for relief from the biased and prejudiced decisions rendered by material sense. Mortal mind accepts and believes the evidence of the five corporeal senses; it gives credence to no other. God takes no cognizance of such testimony, however, or of the verdict brought about by such fallacious evidence. But in such a case divine justice must be sought, for if the aggrieved party himself accepts the wrong as real, it seems binding to him.

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