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Topic - Mimi Wesson
"In this case, I think it likely that the genuine purpose of the hearing would be information-gathering by the defense," Ms. Wesson said.
Judges rarely throw out a case at this stage because prosecutors must only meet a "probable cause" standard — much lower than the "beyond a reasonable doubt" standard for a guilty verdict at trial, said Mimi Wesson, a professor of law at the University of Colorado Law School.