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The Risk of Legal Error in Criminal Cases: Some Consequences of the Asymmetry in the Right to Appeal, 57 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW REVIEW 1 (1990)

Abstract

The government bears most of the risk of error in a criminal trial: factual error because of the requirement of proof beyond a reasonable doubt and legal error because of the prohibition on government appeal of acquittals. Neither of these procedural mechanisms has a counterpart in civil procedure.

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1990

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