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Presumption of Innocence

McCain et al vs. The United States Constitution

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It would seem that how some people choose to define depraved hearts depends on what God those depraved hearts worship.

What Do Joe Paterno, Herman Cain and Dominique Strauss-Kahn Have in Common?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 02.18.2012 | Crime
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Each one of these men has suffered severe damage to their lives and reputations without ever having been found guilty of anything. Shouldn't the punishment follow a finding of guilt -- rather than precede it?

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the Media Circus and the Roman Arena

Carlo Strenger | Posted 08.31.2011 | Media
Carlo Strenger

While the damage to Dominique Strauss-Kahn's life and career cannot be mended, he now stands to be publicly vindicated, and there is a good chance that, at least in France, his honor will be restored. Not all victims of the press's hunger for scandal are as lucky.

Prosecutor Charges and Convicts in the Same Day

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

The 44 people embroiled in New Jersey's corruption scandal may well be guilty of serious crimes, but the time for summations is at trial not at a charging press conference.