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I'm not sure we could find real unbiased people to be judges.
It's an interesting idea, but it seems like you're asking to be judged by the court of public opinion, which is totally different then a law trial. It might even lead to people being driven away.
Some conspiracy theories can't be photographed or documented, yet people fully believe in them.
Eventually you will start to see that the 'truth' is not 'out there' for someone else to tell us....
No matter how much 'research' and 'proof' for your case,' does that actually make it 'true?'
You have to ask; What are the motivations behind the people giving you this 'proof?' How does this 'proof' further THEIR agenda?
On the other hand I think many people would ignore the case altogether. I don't think enough people take debate issues seriously enough to honestly 'code plead' their position.
To set this concept apart from others I would propose that all cases be argued in video/audio format (by the individuals involved), along with submitted briefs.
One potential drawback is that cases could drag on for a LONG time. Once a case was decided and went through the appeals process, what would be the outcome? In other words, are we talking enforcement?
The problem with law itself is: It's not about what is right, wrong, correct, incorrect, just, or unjust... It's about what you can prove.
What if someone wins a case (say about.....nibiru (sp?) and in their case "proves" that it exists and we're all going to die in ten years... but the only reason they won, was because the defendant couldn't prove otherwise....? See where that leads to?
You could have each case meet certain criteria before getting to the "ATS Courtroom Stage" as to have all "cases" might prove to be inefficient...
The debate forum ran just fine.
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