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  •  It ultimately comes down to one question: (0+ / 0-)

    Who should bear the burden of a corrupt judicial decision?  

    If you want to be the victim in a Randian hell, you are welcome to that fate, but I think I have a right to insist that the judge deciding my case follow the binding law of the Circuit, and that the appellate court has the obligation to correct the trial court when the judge doesn't.  Any failure to do that is a violation of my right to equal protection of the law and due process of law and as such, I have a right to a remedy.  Anything less necessarily invalidates the Bill of Rights; to have a right without a remedy is a monstrous absurdity in a well-ordered government.

    Your Armageddon scenario isn't supported by the facts, as the brake in the system is "willful misconduct."  If judges follow precedent, the chain breaks, and you don't have an unstoppable iteration.  If they don't, well, as far as I'm concerned, let it melt the entire system down!!!

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