Americans are making a judicial assumption paradigm shift. We are moving from ‘presumed innocent and proven guilty’ to ‘presumed guilty and proven innocent’. Or, to say it differently, now the accusation is automatically both the evidence and the conviction. This shift goes against our longtime judicial system, based on English common law. Our judicial inheritance [...]
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Innoccent Until Proven Guilty by Jordan Cooper Innocent until proven guilty is provided by a British common law tradition. It protects the accused from false imprisonment. It protects the accused from a partial trial. Finally, it pr...
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