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Tom W Clark posted 04-30-2001 02:24 PM ET (US)   Profile for Tom W Clark   Send Email to Tom W Clark  
So uh, Jim, where did you get you law degree? But seriously, my god, that was a tough article for me. How long did you work on that? I must say that you are superb when it comes to organizing information.

The whole story demonstrates how jurors are not always the brightest people around.

jimh posted 04-30-2001 02:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Hi Tom,

Yeah, that was a bit of work to put together. The more I read on the subject the more interesting it became, and I wanted to tell the story. It took several weeks to intermittent work to get the thing finished.

Much of the history is told in legal filings, but they get cluttered up with a lot of references and citations and precedents, so the flow of the story gets a bit disturbed.
And the legal documents leave out the commentary I like to add.

What I have found is that despite the general perception by the public of our legal system as being a hopeless mess, in this case it did seem to me that the process worked.

The summary may be a bit tilted toward Brunswick's point of view; I did not have the benefit of being able to read the boatbuilders' brief.

hauptjm posted 04-30-2001 02:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
As much as I hate the thought that our legal system allows for a judge to throw out a decision brought by a jury, it is indeed, sometimes, the prudent thing to do. Our basic principles for jurisprudence says that we should be "judged" by a jury of peers. Unfortunately, that is not always possible. Here is a case where that proved to be true.
bigz posted 04-30-2001 03:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
No two persons ever read the same book!

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