[conspire] [Off-topic] Always a bridesmaid...

jim stockford jim at well.com
Thu Aug 2 07:20:14 PDT 2007

On Aug 1, 2007, at 10:44 PM, Rick Moen wrote:

> Quoting jim stockford (jim at well.com):
>> * seems a code of ethics and/or morality is necessarily
>> bound to society.
> Judges nearly uniformly abhor even the possibility of jurors deciding
> to apply their own standards, whether for moral/ethics or any other
> reason, and do their best to prevent and discourage not only the act,
> but also attempt to prevent jurors' awareness of their opportunity to 
> do
> so.  Many US courts even require jurors to swear under penalty of 
> perjury
> that they will apply without question the law exactly as explained to
> them by the judge.

    this is because judges are trained to be referees
with respect to the issues of law rather than those
of justice, yes?

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