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uh kwit

  • v  pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
  • v  behave in a certain manner

  • Do you agree with the vote to acquit the President? And more.
  • Only one vote was needed to acquit all ten defendants of each of the ten charges against them.
  • It's a tactic that exploits confusion over the meaning of reasonable doubt--and how much is needed to acquit.
News & Articles

  • Former deputy indicted for tampering with Memphis jury
    A former Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who allegedly told two jurors in March to acquit a youth minister charged with rape, has been indicted on jury-tampering charges.
    June 6, 2013 - Memphis Commercial Appeal
  • Parents acquitted in death of child
    It took a jury an hour to acquit Samantha and Thomas Wallace of homicide charges in the accidental shooting death of their 2-year-old daughter by her 5-year-old stepbrother.
    June 6, 2013 - Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • Judge drops one murder charge against accused Juneau father
    A judge granted, in part, a motion for acquittal in the trial against the Juneau father accused of causing the death of his 4-month-old daughter and dismissed one of the two second-degree murder charges against him.
    June 6, 2013 - Juneau Empire

  • Radovan Karadzic in Ninemsn
    It is now unimaginable to many people that this court could acquit me,Karadzic wrote. "I believe that this fact seriously jeopardises the trial itself."
  • Saddam Hussein in Sydney Morning Herald
    His long record of public service in the international community has been capped by this recognition of his capability and his inclusive vision of the Commonwealth. I am confident that he will acquit himself well in his higher responsibilities as... Manmohan Singh Nov 24, 2007 955 1463 acquit I referred them to the revolutionary court according to the law. Awad was implementing the law, he had a right to convict and acquit," Saddam said, referring to co-accused Awad al-Bandar, the former chief of the revolutionary court.

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