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Old 10-31-2008, 04:44 PM
 
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So is this rule only in effect for Alaskans, or can anyone use it? Grampy Stevens gets called GUILTY seven times in less than a minute, and he goes on TV, in a debate and declares, "I haven't been convicted of anything".

Sarah Palin, within an hour of the Alaskan ethics panel saying, "she violated the ethics laws", says, "they totally exonerated me".

FTW? I'm supposed to start law school in a couple of months but I don't think I want to study something with such a dire economic future. No one will need defense attorneys in the future, just declare yourself innocent.

Has OJ heard about this? He really blew it in Las Vegas!

Unbelievable!

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Old 11-01-2008, 11:03 AM
 
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Once you get into school, you may be surprised to know our judicial system, like the financial system did, is going to break down at some point.

I went through something in the last two years that happened to expose me to this possibility, and I learned more of it in a few books written on the subject. You can find them in the bookstore now in the law section.

Not only can justice be bought but it has stopped working in some areas(mine was one) to the point where bringing the court in caused more problems than anything else. For a society which relies on virtue this creates systemic problems.
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Go to your county jail and check out the people in orange jump suits staring at the clock on the wall.. Do a survey and see how many of them have been found guilty.

Most of them are in there awaiting trial, which means awaiting plea-bargain, and of all those, by definition, been denied "reasonable bail". None will get a "speedy trial". For example, under Illinois procedure, nobody gets the constitutionally guaranteed 'speedy trial' unless their attorney asks for it, and then the definition of a speedy trial is within 160 days of the date of the request for this constitutionally guaranteed right. So getting a speedy trial within about 9 months of the alleged offense is virtually impossible. And if the bail is set higher that what you can afford, you will spend a minimum of 9 months in jail, without ever being convicted of any crime. (If you have no money or assets or family, ten-thusand and ten-billion are equally unreasonale bail.)
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