The three great principles of law, justice & mercy not only undergird the practice of criminal law, they guide my daily life & living.
These days, & quite often, I find myself thinking about their impact on the lives of those around me & around the world.… Read More ~ law justice and mercy: the difference? ~
Have you see the amazing bronze statue of Lady Justice – from the Latin Justitia (Iustitia) – at the entry way to the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottowa?
What you see is an amazing version, a steadfast Justitia standing vigil over the Court. She is gothic. She is dark. She is . . .… Read More ~ gothic & menacing, Justitia means business as she stands vigil over the Supreme Court of Canada ~
I share this recent Australian case in the Federal Appeals Court to illustrate why certain principles of Australian law including protections like procedural fairness, natural justice & due process are so important.
Everyone in Australia is entitled to be heard, to a fair hearing & to a fair trial. … Read More ~ australian court: self representation, natural justice, due process, monty python’s “dead parrot” & ruth bader ginsburg ~
“I am very sorry, indeed, Mr. Harewood,” the lawyer was saying, “that the case went so badly. Personally, I am quite convinced that a serious injustice has been done. If Carelton had only been alive, he would have been able to clear you in many ways. Without his evidence the Court, of course, have assumed that you shared equally with him in his speculations and rash schemes.”… Read More ~ legal literature 1909 – the sovereign in the gutter ~
What about justice? Most Australians regard their country as fair & just when it comes to facing criminal charges. People assume that … Read More ~ is justice a public obligation? ~
Notorious RBG is back, this time as a handmade bookmark or paper doll using canvas paper and oil paint.… Read More ~ notorious RBG as creative art ~
“Cyborg Justice Has Been Served”
Cyborg conviction thrown out. Man who implanted Opal travel card chip has conviction overturned in Australia… Read More ~ cyborg Justice has been served in Australian court ~