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Re: Why require jury
  • 10/17/2013 1:00:13 AM
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rbaz, yes you have a point. Judge can also relate to his personal experience like jury can.

Re: Why require jury
  • 10/9/2013 8:51:45 PM
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WaqasAltaf, I would like to think persuading a jury is more like making them relate. Realize that we are generalizing here. In some instance a particular judge may be more empathetic to the defense because of personal experiences that relate directly to the facts of the case and a particular jury not. Would you rather be judged by your siblings or your parents. Your parents are better fit to see things from the rules side as your siblings will see them closer to your perspective.

Re: Why require jury
  • 10/9/2013 10:37:53 AM
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rbaz

"If I were to be accused,  I would take my chances in a jury system over any other. "

Oh yes. Same here. But not because it seems just but because average citizens can be persuaded easily while the judge will stay in his boundaries defined by the judicial system that is the bare laws and the precedents.

Re: Why require jury
  • 10/6/2013 8:17:44 AM
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WaqasAltaf, the process is insulated from the audience and so their opinion is mute. The system is far from perfect as all others, but ours appears more inclusive. Justice is not only about serving laws but applying them judiciously in an attempt to achieve justice. All systems have cultural, historical and yes religious roots so goes the differences between them. The jury system although flawed is the best in including the average citizen in the process. If I were to be accused, I would take my chances in a jury system over any other.

Re: Why require jury
  • 10/6/2013 1:22:51 AM
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rbaz, well I am ok with the jury system as long as the judge has the power to overrule the vote decided by jury. If the audience disagrees with the judge's decision and agrees with the jury's decision, then great doubts will be raised against the integrity of the judge and then people will argue that judge has taken some bribe. However, the other option isn't perfect, in IMHO, too. There is a possibility that some jury member might also be bribed.

Re: Jury Duty
  • 10/6/2013 1:17:33 AM
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Rbaz, ok. I am glad that it is possible to decide against the precedent if there is another decision that is in line of the concept that 'what a reasonable man would do'.

Re: QR Code!
  • 10/2/2013 10:43:50 PM
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@Alexis, Its a balancing act, you have to find that sweet spot in the middle where you can include people from both sides. 

Re: QR Code!
  • 10/2/2013 3:48:01 PM
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Good point Alexis

Re: QR Code!
  • 10/2/2013 2:02:00 PM
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But should you penalize people who have technology? And, in fairness, just about everyone has a phone, even if it is through one of the free wireless programs

Re: QR Code!
  • 10/1/2013 11:05:07 AM
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#Pierre, dealing with the digital divide is a difficult situation. No one wants to hold back progress, but you can not leave those people behind who do not have access to the technology for economic reasons. 

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