If we are not persuaded -- beyond a reasonable doubt -- that a crime has been committed, based on the evidence we have, we cannot ask a jury to convict," he said.
What does BRD stand for?
BRD stands for Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (legal)
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- Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness (Colorado and Utah)
- Baton Rouge Center for World Affairs (Louisiana)
- Business Regulation and Competition Working Group (Australia)
- Bulgarian Red Cross Youth (Bulgarian Red Cross National Society; Bulgaria)
- Background Review Document (NIH)
- Banca Romana de Dezvoltare (Romania)
- Banque Rwandaise de Développement (French: Rwandan Development Bank)
- Bard (gaming)
- Baton Rouge Diocese (Baton Rouge, LA)
- Best Radar Detectors (Jackson, NJ)
- Beyond Reasonable Doubt
- Big Red Dog
- Big Red Dragon
- Biocidal Products Directive
- Biological Research Division (USGS)
- Biological Resources Division (USGS)
- Biomedical Research Database (US DoD)
- Black Rifle Disease (obsessive interest in the AR15/M16 rifle)
- Black River Digital
- Black Rock Depths (MMORPG World of Warcraft)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Whether the Webster charge helps 21st century jurors understand what proof beyond a reasonable doubt means is a matter of debate among those involved in the trial of criminal cases.
While at best I may have suspicions about what was discussed between these two men, I cannot conclude beyond a reasonable doubt that the Crown has proved this charge," the judge said in court.
I think they have proven their case beyond a reasonable doubt," says Philipp Gerhardt, a microbiologist from Michigan State University in East Lansing who studies bacterial spores.
Justice Scalia, writing for the Court, noted that both the Fifth Amendment right to be convicted only on proof beyond a reasonable doubt and the Sixth Amendment right to jury trial were at stake, and that the harmless error analysis applied by the Louisiana Supreme Court deprived Sullivan of his jury trial right.
The Court, by a 5-4, vote, held that the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments require that any facts that subject defendants to heightened punishment must be found by a jury beyond a reasonable doubt.
North Hollywood Prosecution/persecution All those who think Michael Jackson got away with criminal behavior because in their imagination he was guilty should move to Russia where you don't need proof beyond a reasonable doubt to convict someone.
Because the Government did not dispute that it induced the defendant to order the pornography, the sole issue before the Court in Jacobson was whether the Government had proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was predisposed to order the illegal pornography before the Government intervened.