‘Ka­vanaugh’ rule will ex­pe­dite tri­als

The Palm Beach Post - - OPINION: THE DEBATE STARTS HERE -

Pres­i­dent Trump, at a cer­e­mony for the new Supreme Court Jus­tice Brett Ka­vanaugh, an­nounced a new stan­dard for the pros­e­cu­tion of per­sons ac­cused of fed­eral crimes. Hence­forth, if a five-day in­ves­ti­ga­tion fails to un­cover con­vinc­ing ev­i­dence that the ac­cused is guilty of the crime un­der con­sid­er­a­tion, the ac­cused will be de­clared “proven in­no­cent.”

All per­sons who have been held as sus­pects longer than five days will be re­leased; and for those ar­rested in the fu­ture, fail­ure to con­vince a judge they have cor­rob­o­rated the charges within five days will re­sult in a man­dated find­ing of in­no­cent.

This is the “Ka­vanaugh Stan­dard” and is ex­pected to greatly ac­cel­er­ate the clear­ance rate for al­leged crim­i­nal acts and may re­sult in a re­duc­tion in the record rate of in­car­cer­a­tion in the United States. DAVE SUL­LI­VAN, PALM BEACH GAR­DENS

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