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Old 19th April 2017, 21:49   #9361
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Actually the opposite of that. It made the accused more visable
Was the defendant seated on an elevated platform, to maximise visibility?
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Old 19th April 2017, 22:12   #9362
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I know they used to do public hangings in that area too. Did they erect seating, like the things Yanks would call Bleachers?
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Old 20th April 2017, 13:39   #9363
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No not that- it was to allow one 'person' in particular to see justice was served.
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Old 20th April 2017, 13:41   #9364
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A mirror in front of a noose, so that the guilty party could watch their own demise?

Alternatively, a hidden room from which the interested party (perhaps the monarch?) could observe the proceedings, unobserved?

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No not that- one more guess before I give the answer and open floor.
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Old 20th April 2017, 18:07   #9366
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A window in the roof so god could see that justice was being done in her name.
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The statue of Lady Justice doesn't have a blindfold, but that's the current building, not the original.
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Old 20th April 2017, 23:46   #9368
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A window in the roof so god could see that justice was being done in her name.
Thats near enough. The original court was in the open courtyard exposed to the elements. Only the judge and some clerks had any sort of cover.

It was so justice could be seen to be done by God and to a lesser extent the public. There was also another theory that the officials were less likely to catch disease from defendants & public by it being outdoors.

Your scales of justice M'lud.
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Very interesting. As soon as DaleCooper said that I thought that his answer was probably the one.
Excellent question.
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Thats near enough. The original court was in the open courtyard exposed to the elements. Only the judge and some clerks had any sort of cover.

It was so justice could be seen to be done by God and to a lesser extent the public. There was also another theory that the officials were less likely to catch disease from defendants & public by it being outdoors.

Your scales of justice M'lud.
It would appear their god couldn't see through walls and ceilings, not so omnipotent nor omniscient after all.

Next question:

George P. Burdell:

Graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology
Flew twelve missions over Europe with the 8th Air Force in WW2
On the board of directors of Mad Magazine 1969 to 1981
At one point led the online poll for Time's 2001 Person of the Year award

What handicap had to be overcome which makes these achievements all the more remarkable?
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It would appear their god couldn't see through walls and ceilings, not so omnipotent nor omniscient after all.

Next question:

George P. Burdell:

Graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology
Flew twelve missions over Europe with the 8th Air Force in WW2
On the board of directors of Mad Magazine 1969 to 1981
At one point led the online poll for Time's 2001 Person of the Year award

What handicap had to be overcome which makes these achievements all the more remarkable?
He/she/it is an animal, probably a cat.
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He/she/it is an animal, probably a cat.
He is not a (70 year old) cat or any other animal.
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Was he fictional?
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Was he a woman?
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Was he a woman?
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Was he fictional?
That is correct, read more here: http://traditions.gatech.edu/gpb.html and here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_P._Burdell

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