Sanctions have a role to play in managing litigation, and are probably under-used in the American courtroom, but this would seem to go too far. Saudi Arabia: “The Ministry of Justice plans to introduce tough new legislation to penalize malicious litigants, which would include fines, prison and lashes.” [Arab News via Crossroads Arabia]
I am particularly in favor of the lashes. It’s quick, cheap, doesn’t tie up the judicial system, and provides entertainment in an otherwise dull courtroom.
I’m always pleased when we find common ground.
OMG. This just screams out for reality show coverage. There are a dozen different ways to build a story line around it.
Canvasback, yes that would be great because the sanctioned cruel infliction of suffering by government in a way we cannot imagine here is always great comedy.
If the lawyer has taken the case on contingency, does he get a third of the lashes?
Trust me; those Muslims have as much vanity as the rest of us. If they can get martyrdom on live TV it might be worth an extra virgin or two in Jannah.
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