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    Re: Texas Legislature considers banning courts from recognizing foreign religious, cu

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Since when was murder a civil matter in the USA?
    Since O.J. Simpson got away with murder in a criminal court and afterwards was convicted of murder in a civil court.

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    Re: Texas Legislature considers banning courts from recognizing foreign religious, cu

    Wrong. He was convicted of causing wrongful death in civil court, not murder. Murder is a criminal offence.
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    Re: Texas Legislature considers banning courts from recognizing foreign religious, cu

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Since O.J. Simpson got away with murder in a criminal court and afterwards was convicted of murder in a civil court.
    Like Skipper said he was found liable in a wrongful death suit. The standard of proof in civil court is much lower and criminal action can only arise out of disobeying an order from civil court. Losing a wrongful death case simply means the defendant is found liable, meaning legally responsible, for causing the death of a person. Such a finding can be made against an employer who maybe maintains an unsafe work place that results in the death of an employee. It is not the same as a criminal homicide conviction.
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