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Re: Recommendations Please!?

From: John White <mjawhite@digitaldune.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 06:31:43 -0700
Fwd Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 09:50:05 -0400
Subject: Re: Recommendations Please!?

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>From: Peter Gersten <UFOLAWYER1@aol.com>
>Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 22:38:07 EDT
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Recommendations Please!?

>>Date: Sat, 20 Jun 1998 18:00:58 -0400
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>>From: Sue Kovios <bradford@globalserve.net>
>>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Recommendations Please!?

>>>From: Peter Gersten <UFOLAWYER1@aol.com>
>>>Date: Fri, 19 Jun 1998 20:41:43 EDT
>>>To: updates@globalserve.net
>>>Subject: Recommendations please!

>>>CAUS is now planning the first of its annual mock trial events:

>>..... Will we be afforded
>>the opportunity to examine the transcripts or be advised
>>of the outcome of the event? How will it be communicated
>>to the rest of us?

>Sue,

>The proceedings will be taped. Aren't you planning on attending?
>Why does the mere thought of a mock trial make some people very
>fearful and in return resort to personal attacks?

>Peter


Sue's questions and concerns mirrored to a large extent, I
believe, those of others on this list.

Anyone familiar with the concept of a "mock" trial, understands
full well that the facts are "canned" and that evidentiary
niceties which ensure the competency of the witnesses, relevancy,
materiality of the testimony, and the indicia of reliability of
any hearsay, are often informalized to the point where a
conclusion is foregone.

Your response to Sue indicates that her concerns were
well-founded. Snide ad hominem is a poor substitute for
responsive facts and substance.

John


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