Right, but the education would itself become part of the system once you institute it. Adding something to a system counts as reforming it.
I see your point but don't quite agree that that is a reform, or it is adding something new to the system. Here are two definitions of reform form Merriam Webster (I know lame resource but I didn't have time to look for something fancy):
1 (a) to put or change into an improved form or condition (b) to amend or improve by change of form or removal of faults or abuses
2 to put an end to (an evil) by enforcing or introducing a better method or course of action
If you look at definition 1a you see it says reform is to put or change
into an improved form
or condition. This is not a significance change to the form or condition of the Federal Courts System. For example the jury will still have the same options, sentencing procedures will not alter, the federal court will still resolve disputes the same ways, hear the same cases, pass the same judgements. Nothing changes. Going even further definition 1b mentions reform as amending by changing form. Essentially (from what I understand) this case will merely inform juries of an already existent part of the federal court system all procedures will happen the same way we're only informing uninformed juries. No change in form. Plus this definition says by a better method of action. All this case does is acknowledge a supposedly good option or method that should be rare anyhow. It's NOT taking a "better method or course of action."
In answer to your question about what a structural reform is, I was thinking of an actual change to court procedures instead of simply informing of current options in court procedures (does that make sense or just sound like I'm saying the same thing all over again
I'd also be curious how this is enforced. When does the jury get informed? How often to they get informed? How are they informed?
Does this have any advocates?
Last thing. If WE know about this option and it was posted on facebook how much of the jury actually doesn't know they have this option? Just curious.
Again good arguments Cyberknight it will simply take a while to convince me this is topical
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