STANDARD OF PROOF

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First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

The Illogical Basis of That $23 Billion Award Against R.J. Reynolds

Wikipedia On Friday a jury in Escambia County, Florida, decided  that R.J. Reynolds should pay $23 billion inpunitive damages to Cynthia Robinson, the widow of a smoker whodied of lung cancer in 1996. It is not the largest award ever in acase involving ... [Published REASON Online - 16 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Coroner’s ruling leaves family numb

A coroner was unable to determine why Anton Bartolich, pictured with wife Ivanka, died 20 days after he had neck surgery and a day after he attended Geelong Hospital. Source: SuppliedTHE family of a Newtown man who died in his sleep say they feel “numb” ... [Published Geelong Advertiser - 20 hours ago]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 2 reports

Unlawful killing ruling on toddler

A TODDLER who suffered a fatal wound to the head was unlawfully killed, a coroner has concluded, despite no one being charged over her death.An inquest into the death of 21-month-old Summer Rogers, heard that she was subjected to a non-accidental "blunt ... [Published Yorkshire Post - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

Sex offender loses bid to reduce rating

LOCKPORT – A Middleport sex offender will remain rated Level 3, the most serious classification, despite a Court of Appeals ruling in his favor last month.The Appellate Division of State Supreme Court ruled Friday against Neil F. Gillotti, 25, who was ... [Published Buffalo News - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Ministers consult on ASBO amendments

News In Focus TodayAmendments to improve the working of the Antisocial Behaviour etc (Scotland) Act are proposed in a Scottish Government consultation that runs until September.Ministers are said to be broadly happy with the way the 2004 legislation is ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Proof and campus rape: Standards for campus disciplinary proceedings

Yesterday, the New York Times carried my letter to the editor about evidentiary standards in college disciplinary proceedings over rape and sexual harassment , which it entitled "Proof and Campus Rape." The letter, which was published only in the Times' ... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Harvard creates office to handle sex assault, harassment claims | Reuters

4:27pm EDT BOSTON (Reuters) - Harvard University said on Wednesday it had created an office to investigate all claims of sexual harassment or sex assault, a move that comes as campus sex crimes are receiving greater scrutiny across the United States.Harvard's ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Troubling Decision

Two U.S. Supreme Court decisions handed down this week pertaining to corporations and unions are receiving a lot of media attention.But a curious decision rendered by the Missouri Supreme Court in April is likely to have more serious consequences for ... [Published Washington Missourian - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Tax Litigation Update: Eleventh Circuit Holds Clear and Convincing Evidence Standard Applies to Penalties Imposed under IRC § 6701

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which hears appeals from the federal district courts in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, ruled earlier this month that in order to impose penalties under IRC § 6701, the government bears the burden of proving each ... [Published JD Supra - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

LETTER: Children caught in middle

LAST week’s Newcastle Family Law forum is keeping me sleepless despite many years of hard learning assisting people affected by violence, particularly children. LAST week’s Newcastle Family Law forum is keeping me sleepless despite many years of hard ... [Published Newcastle Herald - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Judge Rules No Fly Is A No Go

Posted Thursday, June 26th 2014 @ 4am  by KTRH's Scott CrowderPrivacy activists are celebrating a federal judge's ruling against the government's secret 'no fly' list. The Oregon judge ruled the government's appeals process -- or lack thereof -- is u ... [Published NewsRadio 740 - KTRH - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 2 reports

After 25 years in jail, man acquitted of murder bid

NEW DELHI: After 25 long years, a man on trial for an attempt to murder was acquitted by a trial court that gave him "benefit of doubt" for lack of evidence. Mukesh Kumar (45) was accused of stabbing constable Ram Niwas with the help of two others."Grave ... [Published Times of India - Jun 25 2014]

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..." That in turn has been defined by the Court to require a high standard of proof, "a fair probability that contraband or evidence of a crime will be found in a particular place." The NSA pulling information out of the cyberspace ether bypasses and thus violates the Fourth Amendment
He said: "In my view, and to the criminal standard of proof, I am satisfied that whatever the state of mind of the perpetrator of the act that caused Summer’s ultimately fatal injury, it would have been obvious to that perpetrator that Summer was being subjected to forces far in excess of anything she might have been expected to withstand, and which were overwhelmingly likely to cause her very significant injury."
"The childcare arrangements that were in place for her meant that she was regularly cared for in three distinct family environments, in each of which it appears to me she was lovingly and appropriately looked after."

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Parallel Construction: Unconstitutional NSA Sea... [Published Huffington Post - 17 hours ago]
Coroner’s ruling leaves family numb [Published Geelong Advertiser - 20 hours ago]
Unlawful killing ruling on toddler [Published Yorkshire Post - Jul 19 2014]
The Affirmative Consent Trap [Published City Journal - Jul 19 2014]
Hultgren hosts forum with veteran service offic... [Published Kane County Chronicle - Jul 18 2014]
TODDLER 'UNLAWFULLY KILLED' [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 18 2014]
Financial services regulation - UK [Published Lexology - Jul 18 2014]
Bicknell case: DPP explains [Published RJR News Online - Jul 18 2014]
Rape and child custody: A question of proof [Published The Economist - Jul 17 2014]
Child abuse statute of limitations extended in ... [Published ReminderOnline - Jul 16 2014]
EAPO will help recover cross-border debts, says... [Published FTSE Global Markets - Jul 16 2014]
Privacy Rights Groups Challenge GCHQ Mass Surve... [Published WebHosting Talk - Jul 15 2014]
Privacy Rights Groups Challenge GCHQ Mass Surve... [Published Web Host Industry Review - Jul 14 2014]
Sex offender loses bid to reduce rating [Published Buffalo News - Jul 12 2014]
Victims' families want jail, not fines, in fata... [Published Brandon Sun - Jul 11 2014]
Defending criminal prosecutions and class actio... [Published Lexology - Jul 11 2014]
Supreme Court Deference to District Courts in P... [Published Corporate Counsel - Jul 10 2014]
El Paso courthouse mourns loss of 2 giants [Published El Paso Times - Jul 10 2014]
Ragtag Senate crossbenchers causing chaos [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - Jul 10 2014]
Missouri lowers burden of proof for workers' co... [Published HRnext - Jul 10 2014]
Man's death from shotgun wound to the head was ... [Published Malvern Gazette - Jul 10 2014]
Mandatory sentences, minimum impact [Published The Intelligencer - Jul 10 2014]
Premier Classic Products Introduces Herc™ules 1... [Published Prlog - Jul 09 2014]
The Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) system – an ... [Published Lexology - Jul 09 2014]
Ministers consult on ASBO amendments [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Jul 09 2014]
On Sexual Assault, Harvard Takes Big Step Forward [Published Womens Enews - Jul 09 2014]
Serious Crime Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) [Published They Work For You - Jul 09 2014]
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The Illogical Basis of That $23 Billion Award A... [Published Hit & Run - 16 hours ago]
<p><img alt="" height="206" src="http://cloudfront-media.reason.com/mc/jsullum/2014_07/cigarette-warning.jpg?h=206&w=275" title="Who knew?|||Wikipedia" width="275" style="float: right;"/&gt;On Friday a jury in Escambia County, Florida, decided  that ...
NSA Insisted Snowden Didn't Have Access To Actu... [Published Techdirt - Jul 07 2014]
Just a few days ago, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) more or less gave a pass to the Section 702 surveillance program by the NSA (approved by Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act). This is the program that combines PRISM (basically ...
A new sexual assault policy [Published Harvard Gazette - Jul 02 2014]
Harvard University today unveiled a new, University-wide policy and set of procedures to prevent sexual harassment, including sexual violence, related to gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Under the new framework, which applies to all ...
Linky Friday #74 [Published The League of Ordinary Gentlemen - Jun 27 2014]
Labor: [L1] Food establishments continue to dip their toe in automation . [L2] We Americans work less than we think we do. [L3] It’s the least educated and least skilled where unemployment tends to be highest. Yet theirs is also the sector ...
Unconstitutional: Top 4 Ways the US Gov’t has S... [Published Informed Comment - Jun 27 2014]
By Peter Van Buren Here’s a bit of history from another America: the Bill of Rights was designed to protect the people from their government. If the  First Amendment’s  right to speak out publicly was the people’s wall of security, then the Fourth Amendment’s ...
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