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    A study by U. of I. law professor Suja A. Thomas found that judges are using their own opinion of evidence in civil cases because legal standards used to gauge whether evidence is sufficient to sway a reasonable jury are "fatally flawed."

    A study by U. of I. law professor Suja A. Thomas found that judges are using their own opinion of evidence in civil cases because legal standards used to gauge whether evidence is sufficient to sway a reasonable jury are "fatally flawed."

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      A study by U. of I. law professor Suja A. Thomas found that judges are using their own opinion of evidence in civil cases because legal standards used to gauge whether evidence is sufficient to sway a reasonable jury are "fatally flawed."

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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