Why does the American Legal system contradict itself?

Why is it that our American legal system contadicts itself in many areas, but so many people believe the "system" works? Examples: 1) It is illegal to commit murder, but states can justify sending someone to death row. 2) We are protected against "cruel and unusual" punishment, but a convicted felon will ALWAYS be turned away for jobs, Apartments, etc. even after they have paid their dues to society. 3) In divorce and child custody proceedings, the courts claim to seek what is in the best interest of the child. 95% of all child custody cases are in favor of the mothers. How can this system be balanced when the odds are so heavily out of balance? 4) In criminal cases...a n***o is 85% more likely to be put in prison than any other race, yet the goverment has strict laws against discrimination. 5) In American is illegal to extort money from people. Why then can one lawyer charge 2500.00 for a case, but a lawyer across the street can charge 25,000.00 for the same case?

Asked By: 100% Chance of Pain - 6/19/2006
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It begins with the constitution when that is perfect the legal system still won't be. Feel me, now why beer is legal and kills many people via drunk driving is beyond me. It killed my brother when I was 7. Now if he had been puffing the Chiba he'd still be alive. So why is it illegal. It's far from cigarettes. Which... More
Answered By: Burkey - 6/19/2006
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Sorry, but I don't see the contradiction.....
Answered By: cyanne2ak - 6/19/2006
I guess that's why they say Justice is Blind or who ever has the best lawyer
Answered By: snuggels102 - 6/19/2006
It just does
Answered By: judasrabbi - 6/19/2006
1= one is murder the other is punishment 2= the legal system has nothing to do with people not wanting ex-criminals around their business or homes. 3= because 95% of the time the child needs the mother more than the father. 4= Blacks are 85% more likely to commit a crime. 5=Free enterprise system, not legal system.
Answered By: Fred the dog - 6/19/2006
1. The state or a collection of jurors determines that a crime was so Hannis that the convicted has no chance of rehabilitation and death is the only fitting punishment... More
Answered By: onevint - 6/19/2006
because it's in a experiment in social organization and not a dispenser of absolute truths
Answered By: LizTalks - 6/19/2006
Nice play on words, but here's where you're going wrong... More
Answered By: fnkycolmedina - 6/19/2006
Wow, some really good answers to this question, even though the question exposes flaws in the thinking of the asker... More
Answered By: peacefuljeffrey - 6/20/2006
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