Tribal law (common law) vs Civilized people law (civil law)

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Re: Tribal law (common law) vs Civilized people law (civil law)

Post by Cittasanto » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:48 am

The burden of proof is with the accuser, not the accused.
The accuser always has to provide the legal evidence to support their claim. Claiming it is inefficient and the system being inefficient at finding the truth aren't the same. Show your evidence. As a prosecutor in a common law system would have to.

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