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Last Friday and the following Tuesday, I served on a jury for the local municipal court.

the details )

Questions welcome. It was an interesting experience; I'm glad that I was able to do it, although it would have been nice if the second day of jury duty didn't overlap with my employer-granted holiday. :P Given some of the things that some of the other jurors had said before we started deliberating, I was gratified that we came to a consensus so quickly.
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http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/print/200610/waldman-islam

This article explores a problem with how justice is being pursued by the US in the wake of 9/11: affiliation with, or interest in, Islam is being used as 'evidence' of terrorist intent...even when scholars of Islam can't agree on how specific pieces of evidence are to be interpreted.

Seriously, what the hell is this sort of argument doing in court?

It's long, but worth reading.

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