Sunday, March 6, 2011

Wesley Snipes Files Cert Petition

Actor Wesley Snipes has filed his cert petition in the Supreme Court. The two questions presented are:

1. Is an accused person deprived of the right under Article III and the Sixth Amendment to be tried only by a jury of the community where venue is proper, when factual questions determinative of whether venue has been correctly laid are determined solely by a jury selected in the place challenged by the defendant as incorrect?

2. Where venue is a contested factual issue in a criminal trial, does the government bear a burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt or only by a preponderance of the evidence?

Petition - Download WTS cert final 022811

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