quote by Kingman Brewster, Jr.

The presumption of innocence is not just a legal concept. In commonplace terms, it rests on that generosity of spirit which assumes the best, not the worst, of the stranger.

— Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Pioneering Presumption Of Innocence quotations

I believe I am entitled like any other person to have the presumption of innocence.

Presumption of innocence quote It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.
It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.

People are entitled to the presumption of innocence.

Some may remember, if you have good memories, that there used to be a concept in Anglo-American law called a presumption of innocence, innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Now that's so deep in history that there's no point even bringing it up, but it did once exist.

Where the guilt is doubtful, a presumption of innocence should in general be admitted.

Stay out of the court of self-judgment, for there is no presumption of innocence.

It may be that the requirement of a preliminary approval by the Grand Jury, of all accusations of a serious nature, justified the boast that a man was presumed to be innocent until he was 'found' guilty; but that presumption certainly ceased to have practical application, so soon as the Grand Jury had returned a 'true bill'.

Asset forfeiture is a mockery of the Bill of Rights.

There is no presumption of innocence, no need to prove you guilty (or even charge you with a crime), no right to a jury trial, no right to confront your accuser, no right to a court-appointed attorney (even if the government has just stolen all your money), and no right to compensation for the property that's been taken.

The presumption of innocence only means you don't go right to jail.

But I rather thought--I mean, I heard you'd killed Balder the Fair.

" "I never did," snapped Loki crossly. "Well, no one ever proved I did. What happened to the presumption of innocence? Besides, he was supposed to be invulnerable. Was it my fault that he wasn't?