Change rape cases from "beyond a reasonable doubt" to "clear and convincing evidence".

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Change the burden of proof in rape cases from "beyond a reasonable doubt" to "clear and convincing evidence."

Reasonable Doubt:

The standard of proof used in criminal trials to find a defendant guilty of a crime. When a criminal defendant is prosecuted, the prosecutor must prove the defendant's guilt "beyond a reasonable doubt." A reasonable doubt exists when a juror cannot say with moral certainty that a person is guilty.

Clear and Convincing Evidence:

In order to meet the standard and prove something by clear and convincing evidence, a party must prove that it is substantially more likely than not that it is true.



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