Posted by bill rooks on November 19, 1997 at 13:42:28:
In Reply to: Re: continental European law posted by Marcia on November 17, 1997 at 18:28:08:
Oh for crying out loud. Leave it to the lawyers to get all snitty and nit picky!!!! I was talking mind set folks, not being a lawyer, and thinking they (the lawyers) have done more to screw up the world than anybody else.....I was talking mindset.
Of course the state (or whoever) has to have SOME sort of proof as to their allegations, I would imagine......but once in the dock it is up to the defense to disprove the case.....as opposed to our assumption that the state must prove the case and the defense need do nothing at all......
but again.....i was talking mindset.....not legalities. And by the way mr lawyer from England.....where the hell was due process
during your occupation of our colonies and and quartering of your troops without permission or payment??? Seems we here in the
colonies fought a war because of your "due process".
: Petra wrote:
: : Guys, what are you talking about?? Sorry, but you are somewhat mistaken there, continental Europe does not consider the accused guilty until proven innocent, no way!
: Hi, Petra. I'm am woefully ignorant of the legal system in Europe, but I was sure glad to read your post. I would hate to think any European nation would take civil rights that lightly. Thanks for the information.
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