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frankly, I don't care if I could bring a legal suit and lose because might makes right.

The assumption on your part is of a legal system subservient to political power. In the EU, this is undoubtedly the case to some degree in every country; nevertheless, the right of appeal to a European court establishes the legal notion of the rule of law.

Therefore, I will always prefer to be subject to a contestable discrimination rather than an arbitrary one.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Mar 18th, 2015 at 02:40:26 PM EST
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On purely probabilistic grounds you might be (conditionally) right - even with an unfair coin, losing after one toss doesn't mean defeat if you have another attempt. On the other hand, unconditional probability of winning decreases with number of tosses (layers of courts).
by Sargon on Wed Mar 18th, 2015 at 03:25:49 PM EST
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Let's be clear. If Hungary had a law on excluding certain people from certain jobs because of their politics, and it had been applied to Dodo's acquaintance, he could have gone to the Hungarian courts, lost, appealed to the European court, and won. Hungary's law would have been condemned. (Bear in mind that at 35, he can't have had a political history under the previous regime).

Excellent odds, if you're tenacious enough.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Thu Mar 19th, 2015 at 06:53:02 AM EST
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Yes, it's good to have a court well disposed to you. But we do know that being on the right side of (some) authority is always good.
by Sargon on Mon Mar 23rd, 2015 at 12:09:11 PM EST
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