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In a coldly rational sense, the shape of the legal system contributes to the cultural context that informs the future actions of the courts and their apparatus.

True, if primary cause isn't challenged the legal system doesn't consider antecedents as evidence; but the courts only make decisions - they have no input into the consequences of those decisions, other than the making of them.

I am not advocating that people look at the entire justice system through a lens of cold rationalism, but projecting a single observation through that lens.

I'm not disagreeing with your observation - just making one of my own. I happen to think they're mutually informative.

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