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Old 06-28-2013, 11:15 AM
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This follows the lead of traffic court.

Violations of the vehicle code became "infractions" rather than crimes which then led to eliminating jury trials for allegation of vehicle code violations. "Your day in court" now is limited to appearing before his honor who is now judge, inquisitor, and jury. And with the court system being dependent on traffic fines and "assessments" for revenue, just how is the judge going to rule? With a rubber stamp. Further note that appeals are only for procedural issues, not that the judge might have got it wrong and there might be relief rendered with a meaningful appeal.

Give them an inch, and they'll take a mile and a half.

If I understand it right, the supreme court's recent decision concerning proposition 8 in part sets precedence that government officials, such as California State Attorney Kamala Harris and governor Jerry Brown, don't have to enforce laws created out of the California initiative process they don't agree with - in direct conflict with the will of the voters.

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Article III, Section 2 of the U. S. Constitution states: "The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury. "
Our nation is fast becoming a police state.
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