[conspire] Hans Reiser found guilty
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Apr 28 18:53:57 PDT 2008
Quoting Dire Red (deirdre at deirdre.net):
> It's not possible to have a capital case be a bench trial. Also, in
> criminal cases, my understanding is that the appeal is predicated on the
> assumption that one is guilty (because one has been convicted).
> Criminal appeals are much harder than civil appeals.
I don't personally know a thing about the above, so I'll just have to
take your word for that.
What I _do_ know is that Reiser was bankrupted by the cost of his
trial defence, so I imagine his real-world ability to carry out an
appeal, irrespective of his case's merits, is slim to none.
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