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#132212 - 09/11/04 07:29 AM Re: reasonable jurors or not
Wordwind Offline
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And suppose those 12 jurors are unreasonable people who are required to reach some unknown (to them at least) state of reasonableness...


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#132213 - 09/11/04 09:51 AM Re: jury
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It does often make me wonder how a 'reasonable doubt' is determined

A "reasonable doubt" is a work of art like a sculpture. A trial attorney molds minds, the way a good potter molds clay.


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#132214 - 09/11/04 09:54 AM Re: jury
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An attorney molds minds, the way a good potter molds clay.

Sounds bloody unnerving to me.


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#132215 - 09/11/04 10:46 AM Re: jury
themgmt Offline
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Sounds bloody unnerving to me.

Why, "unnerving", Wordwind? It's just justice.

BTW molding a jury's mind is not the same thing as rigging the jury ... at least in the mind of a jurist.




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#132216 - 09/11/04 02:12 PM Functional precedence
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'Molding' seeks to create form whereas 'rigging' seems to be altering (or propping up) an *existing one...{kinda}.


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#132217 - 09/11/04 02:16 PM Formal precedence
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'Molding' seeks to create form whereas 'rigging' seems to be altering (or propping up) an *existing one...{kinda%


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