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    Dr Swig Mcjigger, madhaus
    Of course, men and women, blacks, whites, young and old might have different opinions about what constitutes reasonable doubt on any number of matters.
    I agree.

    But you are overlooking my premise that our society (and our justice system) is skewed toward a male experience of the world.  How much of Women's experience of the world do you suppose has informed the history of jurisprudence?

    •  That is a fair point (2+ / 0-)
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      FrenchUltramarine, Sparhawk

      a lot, probably almost exclusively at the beginning. But its also true that this has changed a great deal as well and will continue to do so, it is to be hoped. Society is changing and you are in fact getting prosecutions and convictions in cases that you would not have gotten not all that long ago. I expect that this trend will continue as society evolves. Men's understanding of the issues is part of it as is getting more female judges, prosecutors, and leglislators.

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