To: Mr Ramsbotham
If they really wanted to slug this thing out, I think they'd have grounds on the basis that a court cannot force a person to apologize for something. To do so is to force a person to admit guilt; something anathema to our justice system.
Judeges have gone way further than this. They have forced offenders to carry signs or wear T-shirts that trumpet their guilt. And if I recall correctly, many Freepers were in favor of these kinds of tactics.
To: Stone Mountain
If the kid was exploited by his parents as you speculate despite their denials, forcing his apology is a more exploitive act on the part of the judge.
posted on 09/01/2005 11:07:10 AM PDT
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