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Courts of law will most assuredly not introduce evidence from the medieval era should redress of detainee claims be considered in that venue.

If they do their jobs, they will quote precedents from Nürnberg.

But that's not a whole lot better.

I think this line of discussion can perhaps be summarised as danps saying "we're allowing people to beat their kids. That's a medieval practise and should stop," while you're saying "yes, but look at the bright side: People aren't allowed to beat their servants or spouses anymore. Clearly, that is progress." Which it is. Only, one should think that we could do a little bit better than that.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Aug 2nd, 2009 at 12:39:45 PM EST
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