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PostThomas More and the Rittenhouse Verdict (Mendo Henriques, Portugal, 11/24/21 6:22 am)
The infamous outcome of the Rittenhouse trial is encapsulated in summum jus summa injuria, a formula coined by someone who knew a thing or two about law, Thomas More.
I am amazed by the self-defense laws in Wisconsin.
JE comments: A gloss: The law, when applied in its strictest sense, can also lead to extreme injustice. Mendo, your interpretation is probably generalized throughout Europe: how can an assault-rifle toting hooligan be acquitted on self-defense? With the Rittenhouse judgment, many stereotypes about American society have been confirmed--for starters, vigilantism and our obsession with guns.