Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Sep 2010 23:38 UTC
Legal EULAs, and whatever nonsense they may contain, are legally binding in the US. Have a great weekend!
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RE[2]: US Justice System
by M.Onty on Sat 11th Sep 2010 14:35 UTC in reply to "RE: US Justice System"
M.Onty
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I think it has to do with precedent; US law follows what was previously decided in similar cases. IMNAL, but I would speculate that this concept originates from the various arguments regarding how to interpret the US constitution.


Similarly, I'm no lawyer, nor historian, but I'm fairly sure the US legal system is like this because it mimics the English Common Law system. That comes from a Mediaeval king (Henry II?) insisting that county courts consider the past rulings made within other county courts in order to reduce what would now be called a "postcode lottery" approach to justice.

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