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bill schurman says...

They will be a separate instruction as to the elements of the charge with language that if the prosecution has proven each element then the verdict is guilty, if the prosecution has failed to prove each element beyond a reasonable doubt then the verdict is not guilty.

There is a verdict form for each charge for the jury to check guilty or not guilty.

The bottom line is each charge is to be separately determined.

bill schurman says...

The conditions of our highways and bridges are such that the failure of three members committee to allow a full vote in the senate is indeed unfortunate. By that denial the public is denied the right to vote to increase taxation to improve our roads and highways. Such an increase may or may not pass but at least the public could vote on such an increase.

bill schurman says...

Mr. Barkey created the extra publicity in this case by stating the plea offer to the county.court (which also was the wrong court to state the plea deal as the county court has no jurisdiction to receive a plea to a felony charge). All he need do is discuss the plea offer with counsel for the defendant and if accepted by the defendant then go to the district court and enter the pleas. Following the entry of the pleas the court can either accept the disposition or reject it following the preparation of a pre-sentence report and the statements of counsel.

As a result of Mr. Barkey's action more jurors will need to be called to serve and the trial will be lengthened by the necessary questioning by the court and counsel as to pre-trial publicity as it may effect a juror's ability to serve.

bill schurman says...

Just another alcohol Saturday in town.

bill schurman says...

Please come to Steamboat and listen to your constituents about Trumpcare. Or, for that matter meet face to face with your constituents anywhere in your District.

bill schurman says...

In the early 80's my best friend, Alan Barbee, was on city council and had the audacity to suggest a lift ticket pass. When time came for his re-election the Ski Corp who vehemently opposed the tax helped fund a political pac to fund a candidate to defeat Alan and indeed he lost.

On Lauren Dobell: It's time for a lift tax

Posted 22 March 2017, 12:15 p.m. Suggest removal

bill schurman says...

Dr. Dudley,

If in light of Trump's budget proposal, if passed. will your federally funded rural clinic be on the chopping block like so many other programs for the poor and needy ? I hope that's not the case.
Guess we'll see what Congress does with the actual and final budget.

On Jim Dudley: Rearranging the deck chairs

Posted 19 March 2017, 9:25 p.m. Suggest removal

bill schurman says...

Allegedly, Donald is big money (he refuses to release his tax returns to prove it) as are the majority of his cabinet. The rich on both sides are getting richer and you and I aren't. Big business as usual.

bill schurman says...

Chris,

Of Course there is Kellyanne Conway. And, we are paying for her to remind us that it's all "fake" news.

Bill

bill schurman says...

John, RIP good friend.