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  •  Two unrelated adult MALE witnesses? (0+ / 0-)

    I'm not sure that makes it much better.

    Women create the entire labor force. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

    by splashy on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 10:56:13 AM PST

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    •  Believe me, I have issues with that too. (1+ / 0-)
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      Boy do I ever.

      But it does make it that much more difficult to wrongly convict the innocent.  Or the guilty, for that matter.

      (Also disqualified as witnesses, incidentally: anybody related to the accused, anybody related to the accuser and/or victim, anybody related to any of the judges, any two witnesses related to each other, usurers, merchants who sell shmita-grown produce, slaves, professional gamblers, the High Priest, and the King of Israel.  I may have forgotten some.)

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