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Re: Arizona

I agree with this, but I also recognize the system isn't composed of computers, but people (and this is really the only way it should be)...so there are some things it is inherently poorly suited to address. This sort of case is one of them. Making it all go away is not the best solution, but it's a...

Re: Arizona

Well, I'm asking medicine to do such. Given that doctors have to make such decisions when recommending treatment, I can't think of a firmer basis for such legislation than medical science - which, if done correctly, should be free of emotional bias. Suits are brought against doctors. They're not tr...

Re: Arizona

But I can't shake this impression that, in certain states, there are strong religious lobbyist groups who would happily scrap it if they got their way on even a single particular issue. It's doubtful this is true, they mostly limit themselves to being strict constructionists or trying to interpret ...

Re: Arizona

tl;dr: The UK conception of what the law means and how it operates is fundamentally different from the American one and this has serious practical ramifications.

Re: Arizona

Specifically, it seems that people are happy with religiously derived moralization on the statute books, as long as it's their religion; constitution be damned. Careful now. The free exercise of religion is enshrined in the Constitution alongside the fact that the government shall not be itself rel...

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