inconsistent fact

inconsistent fact

a party should not in any pleading make any allegation of fact or raise any new ground of claim that is inconsistent with a previous pleading of his. However, inconsistent facts maybe alleged as alternative grounds on which he is entitled to relief
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Is it not a scandalous, inconsistent fact that a political administration that pays so much attention to privacy and illegal wiretapping has taken such a grave measure, by which all citizens will be monitored.
The seemingly inconsistent fact that Jefferson, as a state official, actively participated in such acts may be explained, says Dreisbach, by his strict adherence to federalism.
They can't be based on a complete absence of facts, or worse yet, on ignoring lots of inconsistent facts.
Any historical interpretation that accounts for all the facts is technically valid; however, it is possible to define away inconsistent facts or over-emphasize trivialities to the point of distorting any reasonable interpretation of an event.