SEVERE CLEAR: The Shadow of a Doubt, 2014
At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, a small plane began circling the Statue of Liberty’s torch towing a banner that read "THE SHADOW OF A DOUBT”.
The phrase refers to an unattainable burden of proof. In American courts, juries are asked to convict or acquit on the basis of “reasonable doubt”, since proving a defendant’s guilt beyond the shadow of a doubt is all but impossible. As such, it is a jurisprudential ideal: the highest standard of justice to which a society can strive.
"Severe clear" is an aviation term to denote ideal flying (and bombing) conditions.
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