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Thursday, August 16, 2007

CrimProf Geoffrey Corn Discusses University Criminal Case

JcornFrom chron.com: South Texas College of Law CrimProf Geoffrey Corn recently discussed the case in which a former chairman of TSU's Board of Regents and current member of President Bush's Cabinet Alphonso Jackson is expected to testify against ousted Texas Southern University President Priscilla Slade in her trial for financial mismanagement

Although it is unusual for someone in Jackson's position to be a witness in a criminal trial, it makes sense in the broader scheme of an unusual trial, said CrimProf Geoffrey Corn.

Because it is unusual for a university professor to be tried, those who would be familiar with her actions would be "similarly situated" in high posts, Corn said."The proof requirement of a case drives the witness list," Corn said. Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

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