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As noted earlier, a planned court system that is similar to the Ohio commercial docket is the proposed science court. The science court would act as a forum for cases involving scientific and technological disputes.
Like commercial docket judges, the science court judges would be trained to deal exclusively with cases of a scientific and technological nature. The science court would focus on disputes involving genetic engineering; nuclear energy research; cyber-contract law; energy law; cloning; engineering, architectural, and technological projects; medical treatments; medical research; environmental law; birth control; health care wills; health care power of attorney disputes; abortion law disputes; intellectual property problems, surrogate parenting and so on.
The plan is to use specially trained judges with scientific and technological backgrounds who will be equipped to handle the complexities of today's science related cases. The science court and the commercial court look good on paper, but would they actually work in the real world
1. What happens when a sales contract involves the purchase of scientific equipment? Would such a case fall under the jurisdiction of the commercial docket court or the science court?
2. What would we do with a case involving a surrogate parenting contract? Is that a job for the science court or the commercial docket? Explain.
3. Would commercial judges begin to lean toward the best interests of merchants rather than the consumer? Explain.
4. Would science court judges begin to lean toward the best interests of scientists and engineers rather than the public? Explain.
5. There is also the question of equal protection of the law. Does the commercial court violate equal protection by giving special treatment to business people? Explain. Does the science court violate equal protection by giving special treatment to scientists and engineers? Why or why not?