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    If a State is going to compensate a person for "wrongful imprisonment" then it should not matter that they have ever been rightly convicted before. The only consideration should be if it was a legal technicality that got them off, not proof of innocence.

    I do agree that to sue one must prove they were purposefully wrongly tried and convicted. Any other standard endangers the legal system we have, which I believe is very good. Notice that even with DNA tests now in the history listed less than 1600 people have been released for being "innocent".

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070912/ap_on_re_us/exonerated_inmates
     
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    It shouldn't matter what happened in any case prior. The requirment of a clean hands provision is absurd.
     
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    I can agree with that. In fact I pretty much did. Damn it is getting cold around here.:eusa_whistle:
     
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    RAFLMAO!! Has to happen occasionally. ;)
     
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    When it comes to rights and laws, I believe that NO one has any rights if EVERYONE doesn't have the SAME rights all the time. Our judicial system MUST be blind when it comes to determining who gets justice.

    If the system does not protect everyone equally does not provide the same rights then everyone is in danger of being on the outs depending on who holds power.

    It is why when ever Joyce starts in with his seperate the races crap I respond. He can not grasp the simple fact if it is ok to deny rights to ANYONE, then he has none either.

    It is also why I get so irritated when powerful politicians get special privalege or the rich or famous. No one should be treated differently by our legal system.
     
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    I've never seen a case lost on a "technicality". I have seen cases lost because of a lack of admissible evidence, impropriety by the police or prosecution, a defendant's counsel tear the prosecution case to shreds in front of a jury...but never just a "technicality".
     
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    Then that stipulation should in fact be no problem at all, eh what?
     
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    What stipulation RGS?
     
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    That if a conviction is overturned by a technicality not by proof of innocence the State not have to automaticly pay. You know what we were talking about.
     
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    You would think, from all the rhetoric about innocent men released from prison and how our system is so prone to making mistakes, that more than 1600 people would have been released over the years. Even with DNA only a few hundred have been found innocent. Statistically that is miniscule.

    Ohh wait now we get the "even one innocent man" speech.
     

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