Saturday, October 22, 2005

Juries do not deliberate

Since ostensibly the standard for conviction is beyond reasonable doubt, the prosecution can only be said to have succeeded if all (or almost all, say 11 out of 12) jury members leave the courtroom convinced that the defendant is guilty.

Deliberation simply gives some jury members, or the majority of jury members, an opportunity to browbeat the minority into changing their votes.

In civil courts, a simple majority should do.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Universal post-mortem organ harvest

Monday, July 11, 2005

All communications with elected officials made public

Surveillance in jails

Friday, July 08, 2005

Taxing inheritors

Taxing estates does not make sense. Taxing the inheritors of an estate does. Why would an inheritor of a $100 pay less tax than someone who actually worked and earned his $100?

Thursday, June 23, 2005

President relinquishes all wealth

Congresspeople's salary determined by annual vote.

Random representation

Government pays you to vote!