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CRITIC’S CORNER: Truth or doubt: Where should the emphasis lie in jury instructions?

In Wisconsin, criminal jury instruction 140 defines reasonable doubt for the jury. Strangely, however, after defining reasonable doubt, the instruction concludes by telling jurors that “you are not to search for doubt. You are to search for the truth.”

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