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recantation

re kuhn tay shuhn

  • n  a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion

  • In his recantation, Jeffs described Jessop as "the true keyholder appointed by his father.
  • As a result, the burden of proof in recantation cases is on those challenging the conviction, and the decision of the judge rehearing evidence is virtually never second-guessed by .
  • A grim tale of rape and recantation turns increasingly bizarre.
Quotes

  • Leah Ward Sears in AlterNet
    As Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears wrote in her dissent: "If recantation testimony : shows convincingly that prior trial testimony was false, it simply defies all logic and morality to hold that it must be disregarded categorically."
  • Francis Pangilinan in Inquirer.net
    Sen. Francis Pangilinan said he was disturbed by the ruling and wondered if Nicole's "highly questionable recantation" had a heavy impact on the court. "It must be remembered that the recantation of Nicole was facilitated by lawyers of the...
  • Antonio Cuenco in GMA news.tv
    The affidavit of recantation would have no bearing whatsoever on a legal aspect,Cuenco said, although he added that in a "moral aspect" the CA judges might think "baka may duda ito [Maybe she has doubts]."

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