Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Zhukov, Sep 29, 2004.
Excelent article by Prager......I like him as much as Kristol, Thomas, and Coulter.
I think this has been a problem for quite some time, and one that is so entrenched in our society that it will be a hard one to undo even in small measures. I have been waiting for the Bush campaign to capitalize on this more, but maybe the statistics tell them it's not going to get any traction.
The epidemic of lawsuits in this country would end if the standards for civil lawsuits were raised to those for criminal cases.
1. Change the standard for deciding civil cases from "preponderance of evidence" to "beyond the shadow of a reasonable doubt".
2. Insted of 9 out of 12 jurors deciding whether you are negligent, all 12 jurors would have to agree.
3. Sentencing should be standardized. Imagine if the criminal system worked the same way as the civil court system. People accused of minor crimes would be brought to trial by their victims' lawyers who would then seek the death penalty in almost every case.
problem---these changes would have to be accomplished by------hiring lawyers.
ACU launches campaign to oppose S. 2650: Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act.
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