Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Conspirators Testifying Against Each Other

Christine Hurt at the Conglomerate Blog has some reflections on a medieval practice whereby conspirators who testified against their fellows were let off if the fellows were convicted -- but executed if their fellows were acquitted! The Practice of "Approvement", Jan. 26, 2007. She read about this practice in Neal Katyal, Conspiracy Theory, 112 Yale L.J. 1307 (2003).

1 comment:

Spartacus O'Neal said...

If we could somehow use this to execute everyone pardoned by the first President Bush, then I would have to say that we approve.