Baseball Crank
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March 2, 2007
LAW/POLITICS: Bad News For Libby

Bad news, I think, for Scooter Libby:

Jurors asked for the definition of "reasonable doubt" Friday after completing a shortened, eighth day of deliberations Friday in the perjury trial of ex-White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.

"We would like clarification of the term 'reasonable doubt,'" jurors wrote. "Specifically, is it necessary for the government to present evidence that it is not humanly possible for someone not to recall an event in order to find guilt beyond a reasonable doubt."

I think that's bad news for Libby because Judge Walton will tell them no, the standard for conviction isn't that high, and that will swing the one/several/all jurors who are leaning to acquit under that definition.

My guess is, that note was written in pique to get an answer that can be used to bludgeon a holdout into voting to convict. If you own shares in Libby getting acquitted, sell.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 4:52 PM | Law 2006-08 • | Politics 2007 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

What does he care? He will almost certainly be pardoned.

Posted by: jim at March 3, 2007 4:58 PM
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