[ RadSafe ] Cancer suit filed against Los Alamos Labs
muckerheide at comcast.net
Tue Jun 24 00:17:10 CDT 2008
They don't call it the CRIMINAL Justice System for nothing! The system
seems based on such dishonesty and fraud by lawyers and judges. Not only
are decisions driven by lawyers appealing to juror prejudices and visceral
reactions, my criminal trial jury experience seemed pretty clearly to turn
on evidence that was not presented, presumably withheld by the judge. It's
certainly not a "search for truth" no matter who the jurors are.
And "disgusting" and "morally depraved" seem like pretty good descriptions.
on 6/23/08 9:21 PM, Steven Dapra at sjd at swcp.com wrote:
> June 23
> This is so disgusting and morally depraved I can't think of a word
> to describe it.
> Steven Dapra
> At 12:11 AM 6/23/08 -0500, Dan W McCarn wrote:
>> Dear Group:
>> On one of the juries that I gave testimony before, there was not a single
>> person with a High School education and most were unemployed. The truth is
>> that an "expert" witness, standing before such a group, is at an extreme
>> disadvantage since the scientific arguments, though clear and sound, are not
>> understandable by such an ill-equipped jury.
>> The opposition always attempts to impeach the credibility of the witness by
>> suggesting that they are stating their "bought" opinions because of the
>> money that they are being given.
>> "How much are you billing for every hour of testimony?"
>> "My billing rate is $150 / hour for legal testimony, sir."
>> "How much did you bill last month in preparation for this trial?"
>> "I billed about $14,000 last month in support of this trial."
>> "How much have you billed to date since this litigation began?"
>> "I have billed $137,000 for instrument installation, data collection,
>> topographic surveys, field work, interpretation and preparation of
>> affidavits for this litigation over the last 16 months, sir"
>> That Q&As are frequently enough to dismiss any word of credibility by such a
>> jury, never mind that you have to simplify any testimony so that a 8th
>> grader can understand it.
>> I would much rather give testimony to an administrative hearing, where I can
>> expect to be able to use the full vocabulary of a scientific argument, and
>> provide that testimony in the form of an affidavit.
>> Dan ii
>> Dan W. McCarn, Geologist; 3118 Pebble Lake Drive; Sugar Land, TX 77479; USA
>> Home: +1-281-903-7667; Austria-cell: +43-676-725-6622
>> HotGreenChile at gmail.com mccarn at unileoben.ac.at UConcentrate at gmail.com
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