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More on Bennett’s Chainsaw

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about Bennett’s Chainsaw, which is the principle that:

The more things you must contest and the more explanations you must provide in order to mount a defense, the more likely it is that you will be convicted.

Here is the first corollary to Bennett’s Chainsaw:

In the defense of a criminal case, the second-simplest explanation that accounts for all of the government’s admissible evidence is generally the best.

Why the second-simplest explanation?

Drop me a comment if you think you know.

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