Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Dec 2012 14:31 UTC
Legal Lots of news about Apple vs. Samsung (and vice versa) in both the US and Europe today. In the US, judge Koh dealth two blows: one to Samsung (no retrial based on juror misconduct), the other to Apple (no permanent sales ban). In Europe, in the meantime, Samsung announced it will cease all lawsuits injunction requests against Apple... But only in Europe.
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RE[3]: Jury qualifications?
by jared_wilkes on Tue 18th Dec 2012 21:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Jury qualifications?"
jared_wilkes
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I was going under the presumption that the original post was arguing for jury trials of vetted experts in the fields covered by the trial. Which I assure you is quite impossible. If your argument is for the elimination of jury trials entirely, that's another matter entirely.

However, I assure you that Americans, if afforded the opportunity to ban all jury trials by their peers, whether intelligent or not, in exchange for a bench trial conducted solely by judicial professionsals, the vast majority are going to choose the idiots... or at least choose to have the idiots as an option whether or not a bench trial benefits them in a particular scenario.

Edited 2012-12-18 21:22 UTC

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