Re: RE: What is your opinion?
[quote=AtlanticBlue99]ignorance is no excuse! you cant kill people and say, “wait! i didnt know killing was illegal!”
to be a judge, i feel you must be certified and the board in charge of the certification is the BAR[/quote]
Why not? Insanity is an excuse presuming that because they he/she was insane they were ignorant of what they were doing.
I’m sure you realize my point is the judicial system is out of balance. Most of the laws on the books were written by lawyers using legal jargon and syntex that most of us couldn’t understand. And I dont hate all lawyers and judges. My nephew is a fine lawyer. But to have your life or freedom depend on the wisdom and legal knowledge of someone appointed to you by the court is not fair or equitable. The judicial system should be simple enough that a defendent could manage his or her own trial.
Jurors are no longer able to sit in judgement of a criminal case. All they can do is hearthe facts and make decisons based on facts only. They are not to judge the fairness of the case or even challenge the law that the defendent is charged with. This was not the case years ago, but the Supreme court in there prejudical judgment did away with this part of the jurors responsibility.