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What is the difference between a rule and a standard?

What is the difference between a rule and a standard?
« on: December 03, 2009, 12:54:50 AM »
Hello. Does anyone have any insight on this question? Also, what would you say are the strengths and weaknesses of each? Thanks for your input.

Exgratia

bodhi

Re: What is the difference between a rule and a standard?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 12:03:09 PM »
A rule is the black letter rule for a given topic. The standard refers to the burden of proof each party must show to prove a particular legal point: beyond a reasonable doubt, a scintilla of evidence, reasonable suspicion, preponderance of evidence, etc...