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  1. Manny Hernandez
    Manny Hernandez March 24, 2009 at 5:31 pm | | Reply

    Hey Amy,
    A few more resources for patient assistance on this post (though most of them were the same ones that LifeScan listed):

  2. Kathleen Weaver
    Kathleen Weaver March 24, 2009 at 6:10 pm | | Reply

    I not only had to serve but ended up being the presiding juror. Yikes. I did blog on how I dealt with it.

  3. Dave
    Dave March 27, 2009 at 12:39 am | | Reply

    The jury system is based on ignorance.
    First you have a Judge. He has 4 years of college and 2 to 4 years of law school. He has practiced law for many years. Plus years on the bench.
    Then you have two lawyers opposing one another. Usually these people have a law degree and years of experience the same as the Judge. All of these people are experts at convincing people.
    Then you have 12 people on a jury. They have usually no experience in law. So the trial goes to which ever lawyer is most successful in convincing 12 nonlegal people who is telling the truth.
    DNA testing on rape cases has freed a lot of people that were unjustly convicted by this law by convincing people rightly or wrongly a person is guilty as charged.
    This is really a form of trial by combat. Obviously someone with money can afford to pay to get free regardless of guilt in the form of a exceptional lawyer. That is why I think the legal system is wrong.

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