Posted by Patrick on January 26, 1998 at 10:45:29:
In Reply to: Re: Legal definition of driving to/from work. posted by Common Right Group on January 26, 1998 at 05:48:00:
One would presume that what you said about AND is
true. However, look at how both California and
Arizona twist its meaning. Both have similar
constitutional provisions which state that "in a
criminal proceeding the accused shall have the
right to appear and defend in person AND by counsel."
The Religious Order of Black Frocks in both states
have ruled that in this instance, AND means OR. In
other words, you may appear and defend in person, or
you may appear and defend by counsel, but not both.
I submit that the drafters of both state provisions
knew the difference between the operation or AND
and OR. But then, how do you prevail when the
highest placed crooks in the state disagree?
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