Definitions

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  • n. One who finds facts.
  • n. In a legal proceeding, the person or persons given the task of weighing all evidence presented and determining the facts of the case in light of that evidence; the jury, or where there is no jury, the judge.

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Examples

  • (T) he proper inquiry for the factfinder is not whether a defendant actually perceives a lack of consent, but whether the victim, by words or actions, clearly expresses an unwillingness to engage in the sexual act in such a way that a neutral observer would have understood that the victim was not consenting.

    NY Court of Appeals

  • Distribution of power between judge and jury is not the issue here: whether the factfinder is a judge or jury, we impose a “reasonable doubt” standard on the facts but only a preponderance standard on the law the rule of lenity aside.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Puzzles About Proof.

  • Since your blogging under the alias of "factfinder" …. .seek first and you will understand my position/contention.

    statesman.com - Highschool

  • Hey "factfinder:" Pretty bold words for someone who lacks the courage to use their real … etc.

    Missoula Independent

  • The court commented that, were it the factfinder, it would be persuaded by the licensing argument because the products serve identical functions, but a reasonable jury could disagree.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • First, as I discussed earlier, the emotional distress tort, if upheld, would continue to deter constitutionally protected speech far beyond that which the Phelpsians engaged in, since many speakers could reasonably fear that some jury (or university administrator or judge or other factfinder) will find certain speech “outrageous.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Overbreadth Doctrine and the Funeral Picketing Case

  • The court granted summary judgment on the copyright infringement claim where no reasonable factfinder could find the works substantially similar.

    Are they made with real Girl Scouts? Cookbook claim fails

  • You competence even want to review census factfinder interpretation for Nassau County.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • First, as I discussed earlier, the emotional distress tort, if upheld, would continue to deter constitutionally protected speech far beyond that which the Phelpsians engaged in, since many speakers could reasonably fear that some jury or university administrator or judge or other factfinder will find certain speech “outrageous.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Overbreadth Doctrine and the Funeral Picketing Case

  • The press has abdicated its responsibility as a factfinder by simply asking for a response from the opposing camp.

    MSNBC Gets It Right: McCain Attack Ad Is False

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