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- n. The property of being reprehensible.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being reprehensible.
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- n. being reprehensible; worthy of and deserving reprehension or reproof
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Its main problem is and and has always been its moral reprehensibility, which is practically infinite. jhNY: If I remember correctly, Albert Speer, thorugh prodigious use of
Mr. Gwire notes that presenting the punitive damages case to 12 new jurors was an unusual legal situation and required much of the original case to be re-presented because "reprehensibility" is a major factor in determining the amount of punitive damages.
"reprehensibility" now has constitutional overtones - especially as to the amount of punitive damages that a jury can award.
It is grounded in the objective policy goal of deterring harm against actual children, not the reprehensibility of the speech as it is.
Approximate actual damages when there was a plausible fair use or other defense. 2-3x actual damages/profits when reclkless or intentional or some other reprehensibility. 10x if highly willful.
According to the court, a key factor in upholding the large judgment "is the degree of reprehensibility of the defendant's conduct."
This had prompted a backlash coalition, ranging from those Dutch uncles aghast at his moral reprehensibility; through those amateur psychologists gauging that he had just too many character flaws to be depended upon for the pressures of high office; down to the pragmatists who merely doubted his abilities at summits and treaties, given the lack of tact and diplomacy witnessed during the campaign.
After it rid the world of leaping lawnmowers and exploding frying pans, it turned its sights on the also-rans of corporate reprehensibility.
And I think that's the twist that adds an extra hint of reprehensibility to me.
I don't know how this former Republican is consistently still stunned at the tonedeafness and reprehensibility of my former party; but I am.