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Criminal Law

Due process

Journal

Vanderbilt Law Review

1962

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The Dilemma Of The Directed Acquittal, Richard H. Winningham Jun 1962

The Dilemma Of The Directed Acquittal, Richard H. Winningham

Vanderbilt Law Review

Some of the worst abuses of state criminal due process, the author believes, result from anachronistic and artificial restraints which prevent the trial judge from directing acquittals. Therefore,he advocates for all states a uniform policy and practice recognizing and authorizing directed acquittals where the evidence is legally insufficient to support a conviction.