JoePa's death may make the grand jury testimony unusable. The Defendant is not present during grand jury testimony, and does not have the opportunity to cross-examine witnesses. Thus, the Defendant is denied his right to confront an adverse witness in Paterno. It all comes down to PA law. Some states would NOT allow the testimony, some states would. Federal Circuits are also split on the issue, and the Supreme Court has not ruled on the issue (and has avoided the issue). My Lexis subscription doesn't include PA case law. I'll see if I can find out through other resources.
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
- George Bernard Shaw
Ditka just said you'd be hard pressed to find anyone in any avenue of history that influenced more people positively.
And Musberger called it a "little lapse in judgement at the end."
Maybe I'm a horrible person but I really don't want to canonize this guy at this point in time.
I realize I'm putting this here for you to read... but please, don't talk about it.
Matt_HayesSN Matt Hayes
We are not defined by one moment in life, no matter how inexcusable. #RIPJoe
"People who drink light "beer" don't like the taste of beer; they just like to pee a lot."
Are the students singing Seven Nation Army in Happy Valley today?
"The wise win before they fight, while the ignorant fight to win."
Sun-Tzu - The Art of Beef
ďIím definitely not about to let my team lose two games in a row to Michigan.
Itís just not going to happen. Iím not going to let my team do that."
-- Kalin Lucas
"peace does not keep itself; conflict is prevented by vigilance and strength, not by appeasement and weakness" - Robert "Buzz" Patterson.