This is a genuine memo (anonymised) from the MoJ, back from when it was the Lord Chancellor’s department. I came across it in my emails whilst I was looking for something else, so thought I’d share. 169 more words
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As any conscious person knows, Michael Skakel was recently released from prison on bail. His release follows Superior Court judge Tom Bishop’s decision that Skakel’s defense lawyer did not provide a constitutionally adequate defense during Skakel’s trial for the murder of Martha Moxley.
Regular readers know that I have been less than pleased with some of the actions taken and policies pursued by the administration of Governor Dannel Malloy with respect to freedom of information. 257 more words
Jonathan Sumption gave a lecture on 20th November 2013 in Kuala Lumpur entitled ‘The Limits of Law’. In this he set out the theory, increasingly popular in the government, of ‘judicial overreach’ – the idea that Judges have recently being butting their noses into areas that should properly be the preserve of ‘elected politicians’. 1,578 more words