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  •  And it is an answer. It is the duty of a juror (0+ / 0-)

    to treat the evidence objectively and as instructed. It is not a "duty" to be completely ignorant of the world around you.

    “liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.

    by jeff in nyc on Fri May 03, 2013 at 09:30:55 AM PDT

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    •  Sadly, we disagree again...ROFL. (0+ / 0-)

      I do not defer to judges opinion.  That's why many States have the duty of a juror to weigh the facts AND the law itself.

      Being completely ignorant is not something I even considered or thought.  You've created this argument to beat me over the head with it.

      Justice is supposed to be blind.

      -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

      by gerrilea on Fri May 03, 2013 at 09:36:37 AM PDT

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      •  Not my intention. We all have prejudices (0+ / 0-)

        And a galaxy of prior ideas about events. What is necessary for justice is to hold those notions in suspension while executing the duties of the juror.

        “liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.

        by jeff in nyc on Fri May 03, 2013 at 04:19:10 PM PDT

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