Tagged: Casey Anthony

Prof. Leslie Garfield on the proposed “Caylee’s Law” 0

Prof. Leslie Garfield on the proposed “Caylee’s Law”

Pace Law School criminal law Professor Leslie Garfield is available to speak to the media about proposals in several states to create a law in honor of Caylee Anthony, which would make it a felony for a parent not to report the death or disappearance of his or her child in a certain period of time.

“Caylee’s Law is a legislative reaction to the public’s frustration with the Casey Anthony verdict. Legislators in our country have a history of proposing laws that are reactionary to public outcry following perceived injustice to children. Megan’s Law, which created a registry of sex offenders, is a perfect example of this.

But I question the value of Caylee’s Law and whether it would have any deterrent effect. The reality is that the only people who don’t report their children missing right away are those who don’t want them found. Thus, Caylee’s Law seems narrowly tailored to the Casey Anthonys of the world.”

Prof. Leslie Garfield on today’s ‘not guilty’ verdict in the Casey Anthony trial 0

Prof. Leslie Garfield on today’s ‘not guilty’ verdict in the Casey Anthony trial

Pace criminal law Prof. Leslie Garfield is available to speak to the media about today’s acquittal of Casey Anthony in the death of her toddler.

“I think the prosecution did a very fine job of lawyering. They just didn’t have any direct evidence tying Ms. Anthony to the crime. Jose Baez and his team used that lack of direct evidence to create doubt among the jurors.”

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