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PROVIDENCE â€” In a court of law, judges and juries often refer to prior decisions made in order to determine the best course of action in new cases. That precedent may be the only scale-tipping factor between a decision being in somebodyâ€™s favor or against it. The same system applies to sports. A procedure and rule must be established in the event that a situation becomes muddled by unforeseen circumstances or human error. But, when does that system give way to simple right and wrong? In todayâ€™s world, we have equipment that can pick up even the most minute movement and we use it to our advantage when judging sporting events. For the North Kingstown girlsâ€™ track team, this technology provided a twist of the knife regarding a finish line loss that has stirred up controversy at the state meet.
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