Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Power of Words (and missing words)

"A Pennsylvania death-row inmate is entitled to a new trial because of a one-word error in a judge’s instruction on reasonable doubt, a judge has ruled.   [T]he trial judge had told jurors their verdict “must be guilty” if prosecutors failed to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt."

One missing word, but a very consequential word.

For the full story, click here.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2019/03/the-power-of-words-and-missing-words.html

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