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Old 01-31-2013, 12:47 AM   #721
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is this kind of disparity in sentencing for the crimes of murder and rape, versus petty theft a common occurrence in sa, snip? how did that happen? are the laws harsher against women, or the poor?
It all depends on the judge and evidence gets " lost" often. Our whole justice system is corrupt!
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:31 AM   #722
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I had an odd one this week. Many of you know I lost my father and godmother over the holidays. Well, Mom called last night and sounded bad (I'm in tune to her). Mom, what is wrong. Turns out my best friend in Florida died last night.

I just feel tired and worn out!
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:01 AM   #723
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I had an odd one this week. Many of you know I lost my father and godmother over the holidays. Well, Mom called last night and sounded bad (I'm in tune to her). Mom, what is wrong. Turns out my best friend in Florida died last night.

I just feel tired and worn out!
Oh Claire! You are really being "tested" my heart goes out to you. I wish I had some words of comfort...just know that you are not alone. We are here for you. {{{{Claire}}}}
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:14 AM   #724
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I had an odd one this week. Many of you know I lost my father and godmother over the holidays. Well, Mom called last night and sounded bad (I'm in tune to her). Mom, what is wrong. Turns out my best friend in Florida died last night.

I just feel tired and worn out!

So sorry, Claire! Thinking of you!
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:32 AM   #725
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Sorry for your loss Claire. You've been through so much already, thinking of you!
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:16 PM   #726
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V, please keep us informed. As a former legal secretary I am interested in the outcome.
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will do, addie. i think a ruling on the question of a mistrial in this case will be made before the weekend.

a legal secretary, huh? i should have known, from your precise, factual answer to my initial question about this trial....
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:56 PM   #728
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will do, addie. i think a ruling on the question of a mistrial in this case will be made before the weekend.

a legal secretary, huh? i should have known, from your precise, factual answer to my initial question about this trial....
Yeh. One of the worse jobs I ever had. The lawyer I worked for was found guilty of the RICOH Act. Raceteering. And all for only $1500.00. Lost his license to practice law and was sentence to 15 months in prison.

Sorry if I sounded like I showing off.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:12 PM   #729
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apparently, the jury had asked for further clarification on a number of points earlier from the judge, and had been referred back to resume their deliberations. it is unclear whether the jury was aware that their actions were strictly forbidden. the final decision rests with the presiding judge, and he is considering the matter.
The reason juries can't consult any materials they want is that some words have very specific legal meanings. Often, legal meanings are defined in a statute. In order to render a decision based on the law, they have to go by the legal definitions.
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thank you, gg. your explanation makes good sense in a way i hadn't thought of before.
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