This week, Reuters turned to several former prosecutors, including Pace Law Prof. Bennett Gershman, for analysis of the latest developments in the sexual assault case against former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Strauss-Kahn’s accuser recently came forward publicly to tell her story.
According to the article, “Interviews with eight former Manhattan prosecutors found agreement the case was an uphill climb, but no clear consensus on whether [Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus] Vance [Jr.] should — or would — continue to prosecute Strauss-Kahn.”
“Every juror has to be convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that she’s telling the truth,” Gershman told Reuters. “The burden is enormous on the prosecutor. Do they want to go ahead with a case that seems so difficult?”
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