Finder of Fact

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Finder of Fact

In law, person or group assigned to determine whether and how an event occurred. For example, a finder of fact may be asked whether an accused person in fact robbed a bank. The finder of fact is generally a judge or jury. The finder of fact is also called the trier of fact.
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This Note examines the potential for fact finders to evaluate even
Since this paper is about the implications of epistemological theory for evidence law, the point it makes does not hang upon the psychological ability or inability of fact finders to treat evidence in a certain way.
We also touch on how the audience choice has second-order effects: the choice is intimately bound up with the question of who the fact finder should be.
Even expert fact finders have a tendency to see in their analysis what they hypothesized to be there.
The UN fact finders also visited Khoms and Zliten, east of Tripoli and close to the frontline, as well as Garyan, south of the capital, where they found "a significant" influx of internally displaced people.
St Thomas fact finders described the island as "Catastrophic; all criteria very negative, outlook grim." St Croix, ranked slightly better than Puerto Rico, was considered, "in moderate trouble: all criteria medium negative or a mix of medium negatives";
The weight of the evidence is a matter within the province of the fact finders. The judge here usurped the function of fact finders and deprived the accused of his right to a trial of the facts before the members.
The 'Explore The' series of Fact Finders guides provides excellent and very simple surveys of different environments: Linda Talgiaferro's TROPICAL RAIN FOREST (0736864075) pairs close-up photos of plants and animals with studies of tropical rainforest facts, her TUNDRA (0736864083) covers the plants and animals of the tundra through a working scientist's study of the biome, her DECIDUOUS FOREST (0736864032) covers forest plants and animals, Kay Jackson's GRASSLANDS (0736864059) invites kids to look at the grasslands and its animals and plants; OCEAN (0736864067) tells of shallow and deep water ocean life, and her DESERT (0736864040) tells of desert animals, plants and peoples.
The courts have cited several other advantages of recording interrogations, including deterring police misconduct, reducing the number and length of motions to suppress confessions, providing accurate resolution of conflicting testimony by furnishing a complete version of what was said to the fact finders, and ensuring that the essence of the Miranda decision was not eschewed when presented to suspects.
FACT FINDERS: Merseyside youngsters off to Amsterdam and Brussels to inspect access facilities, specially on public transport
Given the lack of economic data at hand and the level of destruction in the country, fact finders expected to visit Iraq will need considerable time to assess the country's reconstruction needs, a senior official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Monday.
This teaching guide on the war in Iraq is divided into four sections: (1)"War and International Law" (A Brief History of the Law of War; America's Foreign Policy: A Brief History; America's Foreign Policy: Military Intervention); (2) "War and the Media" (Fact Finders The Media in Times of Crisis; Press Freedom vs.