Skip to comments.Jury deadlocked over Hamlet's mock murder trial
Posted on 02/04/2011 11:58:42 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
LOS ANGELES A notorious criminal case that waited 400 years to go before a jury resulted in no definite answer to the question of whether the defendant Hamlet Prince of Denmark was sane when he committed murder.
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Is this a pilot for his new TV show?
Cheating spouses next?
Neighbor’s barking dog?
Substandard repair job?
As long as he doesn’t retire before President Palin takes office, he can be the next Judge Wapner for all I care.
Sheee-it! I’m still in shock over that recent interview where he went off on the 2nd Amendment and revealed a shocking ignorance of the issue. Not to mention an arrogant elitist, airy-fairy attitude towards the Constitution in general (and us peasants, too, into the bargain).
The question I have is were any of the jurists—or even the mock attorneys tested and found sane enough to conduct such a mock trial?
I didn’t think it was legal to try for murder in absentia. ;’)
Thanks for that link. I can’t comment because I have to go bleach my eyes and wash my hands over and over and over and over again because I feel so tainted, soiled, dirty, and propagandized.
I hope your visit to that disgusting rag fell under the category of “know thy enemy.”
Sane enough to pre-meditate ping.
Well, first.... And then there´s.... But finally....
In the New Mexico Legislature's 1995 session, Sen. Duncan Scott, a Republican from Albuquerque, proposed an amendment to a psychologist regulatory bill offered by another senator. The Scott amendment would have dramatically changed the face of New Mexico's legal system:
The amendment said: ``When a psychologist or psychiatrist testifies during a defendant's competentcy hearing, the psychologist or psychiatrist shall wear a cone-shaped hat that is not less than two feet tall. The surface of the hat shall be imprinted with stars and lightning bolts.
``Additionally, a psychologist or psychiatrist shall be required to don a white beard that is not less than 18 inches in length, and shall punctuate crucial elements of his testimony by stabbing the air with a wand. Whenever a psychologist or psychiatrist provides expert testimony regarding a defendant's competentcy, the baliff shall contemporaneously dim the courtroom lights and administer two strikes to a Chinese gong.''
Usually, anything proposed by Scott - whose hard-core conservatism is like cod liver oil for the Senate's Democratic majority - goes nowhere. But his wizard-hat amendment was warmly received and passed by a voice vote. It is now part of Sen. Richard Romero's psychologist bill, as the measure moves to the House.
[Bill passed; amendment struck during reconciliation.]
LOL! Truth in advertising indeed.
That’s great! :”D
I frickin’ LOVE New Mexico!