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Re: Debian's status as a legal entity and how it could effect a potential defense.

On Sun, 2004-12-05 at 23:29 -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> writes:
> > > No, that's not true.  "reasonable person" (actually, they say
> > > "reasonable man") is a quite well-defined concept in American law.
> > 
> > Is "reasonable man" the same in San Francisco and Birmingham, AL?
> Um, workplace harrasment cases are not the same as obscenity cases.  I
> think you are alluding to obscenity rules, which depend not on a
> reasonable man test, but on a community standards test.
> The definition of the reasonable man test is the same everywhere; it
> is implemented by juries, judges, and appeals courts.

Yes, you're right.  My bad.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
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"The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment
by men of zeal, well-meaning, but without understanding."
Justice Louis Brandeis, dissenting, Olmstead v US (1928)

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