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31.The United Socialist States of LenavoLeft-wing Utopia“A socialist Lenavo is a united Lenavo.”
32.The Republic of UtilandiaDemocratic Socialists“Sit Libertas!”
33.The Colony of Rastrania AkatsukiDemocratic Socialists“We shall feed Rastrania!”
34.The Unholy Type Moon Works of WeTechThoseIllvaniaLiberal Democratic Socialists“Better Waifu For a Better Laifu!”
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36.The Allied States of AceitunoInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Call me”
37.The Union of YurotopiaScandinavian Liberal Paradise“United in whatever”
38.The Socialist People's Republic of SentinheimCorrupt Dictatorship“Proud and Prosperous Nation”
39.The Peculiar Circumstances of NeighlandLeft-wing Utopia“Peace through unity”
40.The Holy Serene Empire of EsthInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Oh Domina Mea!”
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I have no idea. The date for jury selection is coming up on the 7th, but they sent me a letter excusing me based on my initial answers to the little "survey" thing that lets you know you've been called.

Perhaps they don't give you the number until you get to the court.

I'd assume that's how it goes, yeah. Again, since I've never gone before, I have no idea. And the way they inform you may even change depending on the municipality.

The Dominion of Lordren wrote:I was excused from jury duty for being legally blind

I don't like the term "legally blind", I mean, are there people out there who are illegally blind?

Also not a fan of the current legal system, because neither side care about the truth, only about winning, and sometimes having an expensive lawyer can matter more than the truth (so it's basically an unfair system that favours the rich).
And having a jury of non-trained people decide the outcome just means that the outcome can be determined by emotional manipulation, misleading evidence, etc. (so again, can be determined by how good the lawyer is at playing the jury, than on the facts).
Oh, and all the stupid frivolous lawsuits and stuff, hate that too.

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The  ★  of New Fakeland wrote:Also not a fan of the current legal system, because neither side care about the truth, only about winning, and sometimes having an expensive lawyer can matter more than the truth (so it's basically an unfair system that favours the rich).
And having a jury of non-trained people decide the outcome just means that the outcome can be determined by emotional manipulation, misleading evidence, etc. (so again, can be determined by how good the lawyer is at playing the jury, than on the facts).

Yeah, it's a lousy system to have trials focus more on comparing the skill of the lawyers than on getting at the truth. I'm not sure what could fix it, though, without being even more vulnerable to corruption. We'd need a group of entirely neutral, trustworthy experts to assess evidence that would be called in by the judge, instead of one attorney or the other. Maybe disbar lawyers who get caught intentionally deceiving the jury. Of course, ideally the prosecutor would be more concerned with getting the right guy than just getting a conviction. But good luck getting any laws to encourage that through when trying to keep innocent people out of jail is considered 'soft on crime'. And the defender's job ought to be making sure that the legal rights of the accused are protected and giving them advice on the legal complexities of the situation, not doing anything possible to get them off, but expensive defense attorneys would have a hard time charging as much if that was all they did.

In Teh Supremez0r, we've got mind readers to make sure nobody gets away with lying under oath. Makes things a lot simpler, as long as you don't want any right to privacy in your own head.

Lordren and New Fakeland

As far as "legally blind", it may sound weird but it is an important distinction. Since I can still see, I'm not fully blind, but my vision is so poor compared to a normal person that it affects my ability to work. It crosses a "legal threshold" for what counts as blindness.

I think that "Legal Blindness" thresholds may vary between jurisdictions.

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Nope. Legal blindness is part of the Federal SSA guidelines! (Insert "The More You Know" jingle here)
http://www.allaboutvision.com/lowvision/social-security.htm

Unless you mean on a country-by-country basis, in which case you're probably right. And since Fake is from the UK, his rules might be different.

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