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|User Info||Legal and Tort reform; entered at 2011-05-17 18:58:25|
A grab bag of ideas--|
-The bankruptcy laws that were American custom until the lobbyists got to work should be restored. Genesis probably knows more than I am capable of writing on this subject. A penalty of bad/no credit for up to seven years is quite acceptable. The idea is to give people a new shot at life, not walk around in an outdoor debtor's prison. Or to spend $100 in taxpayers money per month to extract $20 net for the paper holder.
-In many cases similar lobbying induced distortions from classical American practice in family law need at least some protections for the weaker party (in the VAWA era, that often means the male. Often it will mean the female. Just to be clear I am happily married and have never been divorced-- but there are real horror stories out there). Equal treatment under the law, regardless of sex.
-All confiscated monies by seized property/fines should NEVER be retained by the agency that seized them. Conflict of interest.
-In no case should court systems be supported primarily by seized property/fines. Conflict of interest.
- A genetic test (repeated at court's request for accuracy) showing impossibility of paternity should be an absolute defense against a request for child support. (Some debate possible as to accuracy of test vs probability)
-An end to deep pockets legal doctrine regardless of responsibility in any area of law. How is that different from Judicial seizure of property?
-Possibility of petition drives to impeach judges in egregious (and hopefully rare) cases. In some states recall options already exist, but this is a special sanction for special cases.
Last modified: 2011-05-17 19:00:56 by jjfriedlander