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  •  Juries get it wrong... (none)
    Of course.

    So do lawyers.

    So do judges.

    Do you know anyone who doesn't?  No?  

    Good, then STFU.  Juries are--at least when not abusively distorted when empaneled--the worst judicial system ever devised.  Except for all the others.

    I'll take a jury over a hanging judge.  

    (After my own extended family watched a judge rape the intent of a deceased family member's will and trust... I got a button that read "Why rent a  alawyer when you can buy a judge?"  It's more cynical than I actually am... but it was clear to me then that one reason for a jury is that it's often... usually... harder to fix a jury.  Not that some in the legal profession haven't sought to figure out how)

    A liberal is a conservative who's been through treatment. -- Garrison Keillor

    by ogre on Sun Aug 01, 2004 at 07:40:13 PM PDT

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