Greg Ritter on 11 Jan 2002 11:55:40 -0000

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Re: spoon-discuss: For discussion, before I make it an official revision

At 01:53 AM 1/11/2002 -0600, you wrote:
Thus spake "Jonathan Van Matre":
> Ye gods, the cause of judicial reform has proved a heavy burden to bear.

A very difficult problem, to be sure. I recall devoting considerable effort
to it in Berserker and A Nomic, to no effect. (We had a win or two awarded
because of flaws in the judicial system, IIRC.) I'm now convinced that you
can't legislate a "fair" judiciary, you just have to rely on the goodwill
of players to constitute one.

My $0.02, and I'm not a player anyhow, so... :)

One underlying problem is that the Judges are also Players and are thus not impartial.