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originally posted by: ketsuko
When it was young and simple, it was a good system. Then the lawyers got hold of it and made it so complicated they become the gate keepers. And judges started to think they were the law instead of its arbiters.
originally posted by: kwakakev
How do you view society would progress without the current legal system?
As for improvements to the legal system the general culture does tend to move very slowly. The different standards of law depending on money is just the same as every other aspect in social interdependence, healthcare, education, housing and so on.
The high rates of US incarceration does indicate population pressures, similar to how England use to lock you up for stealing a loaf of bread for just being poor, then send you overseas.
I do agree that the search for truth is paramount, along with appropriate rehabilitation. I do find it good that there is generally a lot of review to the overall process. In dealing with deception and uncertainty I can see how the adversarial approach has a place. How do we strengthen the impartiality?
When looking at the pecking order since 9/11, the courts are sitting below the military and the banks, and above minor government functions along with the general public.
originally posted by: BennyHavensOh
Should our system be charged with determining guilt and innocence?
Do the guilty deserve to be able to use the system to escape justice?
Has the lawyer's abilities to argue either side effectively, eliminated any hope of find out the truth of any situation, or is there no such thing as truth, only winning and losing arguments?
originally posted by: Ultralight
a reply to: BennyHavensOh
A system that requires one to hire someone else to speak on your behalf and is written so the average person cannot understand....should join with the tax laws and be overhauled.