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Subject:  Re: Hot Coffee Date:  2/24/2013  9:02 PM
Author:  0x6a74 Number:  418487 of 439249

No one in this thread has attempted to cast OJ in positive moral terms. We should all, however, _want_ good, aggressive lawyering--in particular from defense attorneys. That's a check on overreach by the state, an issue on which limited-government advocates should (in theory) concur. The classic maxim in the law is (roughly): better ten guilty defendants go free than a single innocent one go to prison.



Classic ,yes.... not sure anyone still believes it

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackstone%27s_formulation )

and a similar thing might apply to torts --the insane awards aren't because the plaintiff 'deserved' that much, but in order to deter the corporations. Because they're going to do a cost-benefit on any danger ... some of us want the cost to be high enough they'll consider fixing whatever
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