Archive for the 'juries' Category

‘Facebook juror’ in contempt case – BBC News

“Contempt proceedings are to begin against a juror who allegedly contacted a defendant through Facebook during a drugs trial, causing it to collapse.”

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BBC News, 20th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Murder convictions appeal over ‘prison guard juror’ – BBC News

“The murder convictions of two Nottingham men could be unsafe because one of the jurors was a prison officer, the Criminal Appeal Court has heard.”

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BBC News, 9th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man cleared over Northampton court jury summons error – BBC News

“A man given a criminal record and a £500 fine for failing to respond to a jury summons sent to the wrong address has been cleared by an appeal judge.”

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BBC News, 4th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The Twitter era of court reporting is here, despite the risk of prejudice – The Guardian

“Is there a legitimate demand for the use of live, text-based communications from the courtroom? That’s one of the questions that the Judicial Office for England and Wales is asking in a new consultation paper.”

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The Guardian, 9th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v Twomey and others (No 2) – WLR Daily

Regina v Twomey and others (No 2) [2011] EWCA Crim 8; [2011] WLR (D) 10

“The question whether a trial should proceed as a trial by judge and jury or trial by judge alone was concerned exclusively with the mode of trial, and the process of deciding whether the guilt of the defendant was established was entirely distinct from the question of how the tribunal responsible for making that decision was constituted.”

WLR Daily, 21st January 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Mangrove Nine: the court challenge against police racism in Notting Hill – The Guardian

“Forty years ago this week, a trial started which exposed heavy-handed police tactics in Notting Hill and changed racial justice in the UK forever.”

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The Guardian, 29th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Why Lord Justice Moses should watch 12 Angry Men – The Guardian

“The judge’s proposals on criminal trials are a dangerous attack on the jury system. I hope he won’t prevail.”

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The Guardian, 24th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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