Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Josh Marshall talks about his recent jury duty, and how they convicted a man of distributing PCP, but acquitted him of "possession with intent to distribute". Take a moment to savor that pair of jury decisions. He didn't have the PCP, but he did distribute it. Right. This is the sort of "thinking" that passes for logic among newly-minted history PhDs. That's as boneheaded as the clowns on that Cain-and-Abel murder trial where they acquitted Cain of murder, but convicted him of manslaughter for killing and hiding Abel in a pile of leaves behind his hunting lodge. Some days I am sorely tempted by the French legal system.