§3.13 'Presumptions' in Criminal Cases

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §3.13 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018)

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-53

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-53

6 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2018

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Christopher B. Mueller

University of Colorado Law School

Laird C. Kirkpatrick

George Washington University - Law School

Liesa Richter

University of Oklahoma - College of Law

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

This article addresses the constitutionality of “presumptions” in criminal cases. It discusses the leading case of Sandstrom v Montana and its holding that a presumption cannot be mandatory in a criminal case.

Keywords: presumptions, criminal presumptions, Sandstrom, shifting burdens, mandatory presumptions

Suggested Citation

Mueller, Christopher B. and Kirkpatrick, Laird C. and Richter, Liesa, §3.13 'Presumptions' in Criminal Cases (2018). C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §3.13 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018) ; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-53; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-53. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3275018

Christopher B. Mueller

University of Colorado Law School ( email )

401 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

Laird C. Kirkpatrick (Contact Author)

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States

Liesa Richter

University of Oklahoma - College of Law ( email )

300 Timberdell Road
Norman, OK 73019
United States

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