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Subject:  Re: The Cost Basis Crisis Date:  7/13/2006  10:35 PM
Author:  DeltaOne81 Number:  87782 of 123001

One of the jurors said that, but I did not think the juror was necessarily right, and I did not understand the distinction anyway. That is why we asked the judge to clarify the issue, but his clarification did not really clarify anything.

Thats because you asked the wrong question. The question wasn't to define the two, but to ask which is applicable here, and to define that one.

The answer, as you probably know now, is 'beyond a reasonable doubt'. The definitions are fuzzy because they're concepts, not mathematical formulas.

I was on a jury in New Haven in the summer of 2001. Convicted a man of quite a serious crime. The judge definitely should have given you jury instructions. Explaining the law and the standard you had to meet. And in the oddness of your case, absolutely should have made clear that lack of a defense is *not* evidence is not to be considered as such. Not doing so would have most certainly been grounds for appeal. Either that, or you guys just