Ruling Declaring Trump ‘Likely’ Broke Laws May Not Mean He’ll Be Prosecuted


Publish Date:
March 29, 2022
The New York Times
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Several legal specialists in criminal law pointed to this challenge as a likely explanation for why the Justice Department might hesitate to charge a former president and is instead allowing the larger investigation to continue.

“Proving something by preponderance of the evidence to a judge is a very different thing than proving it beyond a reasonable doubt to a jury,” said David Alan Sklansky, a Stanford University criminal law professor. “It’s reasonable to expect that prosecutors would be particularly careful not to jump the gun when you’re talking about charging a former president with a crime.”

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