However, in the spectrum of decision-making, proof beyond a reasonable doubt
will be closer to the very high level of "absolute certainty" than mere probabilities.
One way to deny the existence of the problem that this Article raises is by arguing that the proof beyond a reasonable doubt
requirement applies only to facts and not to normative questions.
also questioned whether Judge Shaw's words made the concept of proof beyond a reasonable doubt
any clearer to modern-day jurors.
Justice Fish held that proof beyond a reasonable doubt
was required for both section 146(2)(b) and section 146(4).
In criminal cases, for example, the private interests of the defendant in liberty, property, and reputation are so great that society imposes the risk of error almost entirely on itself by requiring the state to meet a proof beyond a reasonable doubt
26) The standard of proof, as in all criminal trials, is proof beyond a reasonable doubt
But the defense attorney for Gary Glazier countered during his closing argument that the retired engineer had no motive to start any fires and that the prosecution lacked proof beyond a reasonable doubt
When confinement or imprisonment is possible as the result of a criminal trial, the accused is protected "against conviction except upon proof beyond a reasonable doubt
of every fact necessary to constitute the crime with which he is charged.
The Georgia Supreme Court, on a 4-3 vote, ruled the federal constitution does not establish that a jury must determine whether a defendant is mentally retarded in a capital case or prevent the state from requiring that a claim of mental retardation be established by proof beyond a reasonable doubt
The videotape became the proof beyond a reasonable doubt
along with the fact that the child did not show any symptoms of apnea when removed from the mother's supervision.