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[6]: Jury qualifications?
by HappyGod on Wed 19th Dec 2012 13:50 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Jury qualifications?"
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The main problem with your argument is that you think that because people can sometimes behave this way, that they always behave this way. Worse than that, you are prepared to deal with people in a guilty-until-proven-innocent manner. Scary.

You also use words which demonstrate (in my view) a lack of tolerance for views that differ from your own. You twice dismissed my point of view as "trivial", and "extreme", which was clearly an overreaction. You then went on and vindicated my second point by agreeing with it (viz. Voting).

Perhaps it is this inability to take a more balanced view that may be responsible for your dislike of democratic institutions like juries, and voting. These things inherintly require a level of trust and acceptance that I fear you lack.

I don't doubt your motives, but I would be very careful if I were you. Most dictatorships begin this way, and even to the end maintain a viewpoint that "the people just need guidance". It's a slippery slope.

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