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I love the Constitution of the United States of America.

Even if 47% of Americans don't.

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.


On May 3, 2013, at 3:22 PM, Paul Blomberg <paul.blomberg(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> It could also be that the authorities are grabbing everyone involved and
> will sort it out later.
> Just my thoughts.
> Paul.
> On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 12:04 PM, Polhemus, William
> <wpolhemus(--nospam--at)>wrote:
>> Just a different way of looking at things.
>> Here, this would be a civil matter unless the engineer were "criminally
>> negligent," which holds a much higher threshold of proof.
>> The notion that if you make a legitimate mistake, you go to jail, is
>> considered bizarre in the U.S.
>> If the guy was colluding with a constructor, for instance, that would be
>> different. But the burden of proving that would be on the state.

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