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Subject:  Re: The Cost Basis Crisis Date:  7/13/2006  10:46 AM
Author:  JeanDavid Number:  87776 of 127616

What juror gave misinformation?

You said that a juror told you it was okay to convict based on preponderance of evidence, when the reality is you should only convict on "beyond the shadow of a doubt".

Well, whatever that juror said does not matter because it was not in the evidence. Besides, I needed the difference between "preponderance of evidence" and "beyond reasonable doubt" explained, so we sent word in to the judge to explain the difference, especially as it applied to the case. IIRC, his answer was ambiguous. In any case, there is nowhere where "beyond the shadow of a doubt" applies. The strictest is "beyond reasonable doubt."

The original defense attorney made no effort to defend his client.

Attorney malpractice -- grounds for appeal.

I agree. It is my opinion that that attorney should be disbarred for it. But that is what poor people of minority racial groups get with court-appointed attorneys.
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