„No one can doubt that presumptions may be made in criminal as well as in civil cases. It is constantly the practice to act upon them, and I apprehend that more than one half of the persons convicted of crimes are convicted on presumptive evidence.“

—  Sir John Bayley, 1st Baronet, 1 St. Tr. (N. S.) 131.
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British judge 1763 - 1841

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