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  1. #1 Anyone know if there is a burden of proof standard in impeachment trials? 
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    Thomas Hurt (4,540 posts)

    Anyone know if there is a burden of proof standard in impeachment trials?

    Cuz the GOP looks like they are going to apply a criminal standard.

    Verses the Democrats standard which is what? Hate?
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    Why use proof and facts now? The last three years have been nothing but accusation and innuendo.
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    It's not a court room, so I don't know what the standard is.

    In criminal court (In Michigan, at least), the standard is beyond a reasonable doubt. In Family Court (and maybe civil court, too), it is a preponderance of the evidence.

    But a lot of people get caught up in the reasonable doubt standard. It doesn't mean "absolutely no doubts". It says "reasonable doubts". There's a lot of leeway in there for personal interpretation.
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    Thomas Hurt (4,540 posts)

    Anyone know if there is a burden of proof standard in impeachment trials?

    Cuz the GOP looks like they are going to apply a criminal standard.
    Translation: "Why are we bothering with facts?"
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