...Instead of wasting time and money on this silly congressional hearing? I’m sure most of us have heard that before.
Once again, Teri Kanefield (legal expert) explains in detail just what is involved and what IS actually happening. This is not what news junkies are going to hear on the entertainment news networks or the so called political pundits. For those who really want “to Know” Teri is a valuable source of information. Check out this weeks article on her site.
This is an excerpt from the article to pique your interest;
“The Godfather gave orders to commit a crime in private to his Consigliere without witnesses, who then gave orders to another person without witnesses, who gave orders to the guy who commits the crime. To pin the crime on the Don, the Consigliere would have to turn traitor.
If the Consigliere does turn traitor, the defense then goes to work trying to discredit him (which may not be hard because, c’mon, the guy is a gangster).
Because of the standard of proof — beyond a reasonable doubt—all the defense has to do is raise a doubt in the minds of the jurors.
A thing can be true and provable in court without rising to the level of “proof beyond a reasonable doubt.”
This is why OJ Simpson could be acquitted in a criminal court, where the standards of proof are high, but held legally responsible for the murders in a civil court, where the standards of proof are lower.”