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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Court Grants Cert. on Duress Issue

Story here; 5th Circuit Opinion affirmance here.  According to SCOTUSBLOG, the court granted cert. on the burden of proof issue--does the government have to disprove the duress defense beyond a reasonable doubt, or does the defendant have to prove it to a preponderance? [Jack Chin]

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