by Mike Masnick
Tue, Mar 19th 2013 12:08pm
We didn't think that the Supreme Court would grant cert to hear the appeal in Jammie Thomas' case and now it's been confirmed. As we've said for a while, neither Jammie Thomas's case nor Joel Tenenbaum's case,were ideal cases to take to trial, and both people mounted questionable defenses, which massively harmed their credibility. There are serious issues that could have and should have been covered in these kinds of cases, including the Constitutionality of certain levels of statutory damages. However, the way they went about this case made sure that it was doomed from the start. And, unfortunately, now it's just more bad precedent out there.
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