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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "closing argument"

Proof Beyond All Reasonable Doubt And Other Closing Arguments (by DaytonDUI)

Imagine that you woke up with a sore throat.  It persists throughout the day and into the next.  As the week drags on you feel worse and worse and your wife demands that you go to the doctor.  You hate doctors, but you feel so lousy that you agree to get your throat checked out.  When you arrive you fill out the requisite forms and wait longer than you feel is necessary.  Just as you are nearing your boiling point a nurse calls your name and leads you into a small room.  You tell her that you've had a sore...

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Trial Lawyer’s Bible Quote: Deuteronomy 19:15-20

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]The following quote, Deuteronomy 19: 15-20 sets forth the Biblical requirement that crimes must be proven by two or more witnesses.  Is this useful to bring up  in voir dire or in closing?  In her seminal work, Jury Dynamics, LexisNexis 2nd ed., Dr. SunWolf sets forth some questions that attorneys can use in voir dire to uncover religious attitudes.  I would be interested to know what people think about this issue.  I think that it would be proper in retortto a prosecutor who invokes the biblical refrain,...

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