Reply to post: Re: Scumbags

Laser sauce, cheat code, jam seshs: The Waymo vs Uber trial kicks off

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Re: Scumbags

>"And this right here is why everybody hates lawyers."

The problem is with the jury as well - if the outcome was to be relied on a single judge or group of judges with no jury, there wouldn't be need to characterise people and other Perry Mason showmanship because judges are usually rather level headed and can mentally just skip the irrelevant parts.

As it is in a technical court cases this one may turn out to be, the jury may believe some very different technologies are too similar to prove theft. A layman (think of your granny) can't make head or tails in program listing but could spot identical rows here and there and think it was theft.

I live in a country that doesn't have juries and I'd say justice is usually served pretty well because of the unemotional proceedings.

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