Thursday, June 02, 2005

The Presumption of Innocence

I've been contempating for a couple of months over a possible blog post on the diminishing "presumption of innocence" in criminal cases. For now, an interesting discussion at Crime and Federalism on post-arrest, pre-Miranda silence, and a plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose-type followup (or whatever that would be in Latin) by mythago will have to suffice.


  1. It might be more interesting (and even generate a few comments) if you did a posting on what events in the Michael Jackson trial say about the American criminal justice system. (Past misconduct being used, attacks on the accused's life style, and of course, the infamous "if we toss enough dirt at him the jury will decide that if he didn't do this, he must have done something" approach.


  2. You can find a few comments on other acts evidence here, and a few more on "where there's smoke, there's fire" here.


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