hawkeye10 wrote: Quote:
The judge is perfectly free to ignore it
and to process the case paradigmatically
If the judge thinks that the court is being subjected to an subversive Emotional appeal he has a duty to discourage the practice, for the good of morale as well as the integrity of the system . Skilled use of words in an emotional appeal are with- in the rules, using kids as props for the emotional appeal is not.
I get the impression that this was a bench trial
maybe just an arraignment?? I dunno. No jury involved, so far as I 've heard
Anyway, that 's an interesting notion that u have there, Hawkeye,
qua judicial duties. Thank u for that information. Where did u find it?
Will u exemplify it for us, for our analysis ?
Just cite to the relevant section or subsection,
showing that Paw Paw lies within the jurisdiction of that law.
As dear old Prof. Ellegaard used to say:
"The first step in statutory interpretation is: read the statute