Posts Tagged ‘expert-witness testimony’

Failure of PA Legislature Gives Jerry Sandusky Unique Advantage at Trial

Along with today’s news that Judge John Cleland refused to throw out child-sex-abuse charges against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky comes confirmation of a policy failure that will have huge consequences for the outcome of the trial: Despite the bright spotlight cast on Pennsylvania’s sex-abuse laws since the Sandusky case broke...

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PA’s Backward Expert-Witness Law Creates Advantage for Jerry Sandusky

Though the grand jury report outlining allegations that former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky routinely raped young boys entrusted in his care is damning, when it comes to the trial, Sandusky and his lawyer Joe Amendola have a few home-court advantages here in Pennsylvania. For one thing, thanks to a bizarre statement buried in standard jury instruction, the...

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