Who do these state attorneys think they're kidding?
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Posted by: TEEBONE ®

01/03/2020, 11:47:33

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WY: A judge dismissed a murder case under a new law. Now the state's highest court will decide
Submitted by: mark@keepandbeararms.com">Mark A. Taff
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But following a December 2018 filing from Tim Cotton, the court-appointed lawyer representing John, arguing that Wyoming’s new “stand your ground” law made John immune from prosecution, Wilking determined that she would have to hold a hearing to determine application of the law. At the beginning of that hearing, she asked lawyers to appeal whatever determinations she would make, noting that the case concerned legislation untested in Wyoming’s criminal courts.

Comment by: PHORTO (1/3/2020)
The state prosecutors' argument is absolutely specious.

They claim that WY's SYG law cannot provide for an adversarial hearing, it is only 'guidance' for prosecutors.

Right. The reason for SYG is to rein in overzealous prosecutors and protect the presumption of innocence by establishing clear and convincing evidence (or not), yet these morons argue that it's just a suggestion.

It is this egregious mindset that is the very reason for SYG's existence.


Democrats wouldn't buy a clue if it was government subsidized.

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