Recent Examples of burden of proof from the Web
Retrials typically favor the prosecution, which carries the burden of proof, said Daniel R. Alonso, a former federal prosecutor and current managing director at compliance risk-consulting firm Exiger.
What’s new is the Federal government’s transparency and mounting the burden of proof.
Uresti’s lead lawyer Michael McCrum said the government had not met its burden of proof.
For the past several years, leaders of the group have pushed to roll back mandatory minimum sentencing laws and stiffen the burden of proof for the government to put people in prison.
Pitcher didn't expand much on his decision, Gibbens said, only saying that Attorney General Jeff Landry didn't meet the burden of proof in the case.
The judge told the courtroom that the prosecution had failed to meet its burden of proof.
Because the burden of proof in civil suits is lower than in criminal cases, families of police brutality victims are often paid off by the city, which officers heretofore had no responsibility for paying.
Conversely, when a researcher is accused of political bias or malpractice, the burden of proof falls not on the researcher but on the accuser.
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burden of proof
legal Definition of burden of proof
- the burden of proof is sometimes upon the defendant to show his incompetency
- —W. R. LaFave and A. W. Scott, Jr.
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