This article addresses the risk of wrongful convictions in federal conspiracy cases. The article points out how conspiracy cases rely heavily on circumstantial evidence and the slight evidence rule. The risk of over assigning liability to parties with minor involvement is also discussed.
Brent E. Newton,
The Antiquated "Slight Evidence Rule" in Federal Conspiracy Cases,
1 J. App. Prac. & Process 49
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