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True, but I suspect the wrinkle here in a civil action would be that Zimmerman can be forced to testify in state court, now that double jeopardy does not apply at the state level.
edit, never mind, found the jury instructions online.
Yeah, I understand that, and I think it's pretty clear I am talking about a new law or set of case laws. If the statute doesn't cover it, you really can't do much retroactively. I'm talking prospective, or what I ideally would want to be the law for the next time this happens.I'm thinking of negligent homicide in a manner like DUI homicide (or vehicle manslaughter). Negligent to drive drunk, obviously the DUI driver didn't intend to kill the others, but he/she still...
I would characterize my ideal outcome as finding Z guilty of negligent homicide, but I am pretty sure Florida doesn't have a statute that covers that. I probably wouldn't convict for murder or manslaughter unless there's maybe there's gross negligence/reckless level somewhere in FL's statute; I would convict at the negligence level. A little prison time, or time served, barred from owning a gun, etc.I kind of take the attitude that if you're doing the wannabe cop...
They're not the same. Stop acting like they are.
Interesting. Key sentence is this: "In 1978, Ottawa pulled the plug when the economy slumped, unemployment and inflation climbed and public interest in welfare reform plummeted." Regardless of whether the program was effective, that's basically what will happen nearly every time there is an economic downturn, and why, I suspect, GMI will not work in the real world.
Concept is generally a good idea, although I would hope they index the 3 million to inflation. I didn't check the details, I assume they will a(ideally at the same rate as others such as social security, tax brackets, poverty line, and the law should also be changed so that minimum wage would be indexed similarly). Might also be better if the investment vehicles used were required to be broadly available on a market of some sort. i.e., individual stocks on a listing,...
These are the kind of facts that would make me entertain this kind of remedy. Assuming the plaintiff's property is so completely surrounded by the defendant molester's homestead to the point where an easement has been granted for exit and entry, I can entertain an argument as to why a forced sale should be required. I don't think the market for purchasing such a property is going to be high.
I (surprisingly) agree with Ataturk. It's not ludicrous on the face of it, and even if its never been done, it's seems to be an interesting legal approach for accounting for damages and worthy for consideration as a change in the law (unless clearly barred by statute or some other wrinkle I am too lazy to research).The request will probably get turned down on the merits but I don't think it needs to be flat out barred or something that leads to a risk of sanctions, etc.
There was realpolitik value in the 1st gulf war (successful attempt at US/UN protection of sovereignty, thus raising potential stakes for an invasion of another country and increasing American influence), and Afghanistan (retaliation and toppling of a government for supporting an attack on American soil). Not so much in the 2nd gulf war - it took the focus off Afghanistan, cost a shit ton of money, and pushed Iraq into Iran's orbit.
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