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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Too Much a Burden on Judges?

I am no legal expert but the backlog of written judgements may be attributable to too much pressure being placed on one man to determine the verdict especially the death penalty.

Jury trials were decided by members of the public and people did not do jury duty on a regular basis.

It appears that some judgements by individuals may have been decided by pity or anger and may not reflect the case particulars. Hence the difficulty in presenting the written judgements.

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