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The Comfort of Monsters by Willa C. Richards ePub PDF free download – Let me try to be clear about what this is: I have a layperson’s understanding of the law. Until several months ago, when I was fired, I was a library and circulation services assistant at Marquette University’s law library. I’d spent most of my five years there studying textbooks with anesthetizing titles like Evidentiary Foundations. (I often stole these books, stashing them away with the files from my sister’s case, so I could keep studying at home.) But even so, all I can say with confidence is that the most compelling story is the truest story. Unfortunately, it’s rarely the other way around. What I’ve learned from Graham C.
Lilly’s book, for example, is that when lawyers argue a case, they aren’t interested in the truth. Instead, they are concerned with curating a body of evidence that is favorable to their client. The fact finder, either a jury or a judge, is then tasked with evaluating that evidence and deciding what has occurred. During closing arguments, lawyers have one last chance to shape the meaning and weight of the presented evidence, and to construct a believable story, a series of plausible events, that is supported by the evidence. Legally speaking, evidence is any matter, verbal or physical, that can be used to support the existence of a factual proposition. In this particular case, I bear the burden of producing evidence that will persuade law enforcement of the following factual proposition: A man I knew as Frank Cavelli murdered my sister, Candace McBride. So far, I have failed.