but nothing that happens in a courtroom can be expected to be more rational or just than the individual people involved: the judge, lawyers and jurors. "Justice" can only be rendered by individual people, 'cause that's the only kind God made. (Or vice versus, for atheists like me.)
"A jury without a judge is a lynch mob." Sounds like something you heard in law school -- written by a judge who took himself too seriously. In that case where I was a potential juror, it looked to me like the judge was leading the lynch mob. And that's usually how it goes, hm? When the "laws" themselves are unjust, judges are perpetrators of injustice, legal lynchers.
Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...
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