Unnatural Selection – Should Our Juries Be IQ Tested?

It’s not just Paul McBride QC who has raised the the question whether our jury system is fit for purpose recently.  The acquittal of John Wilson of the charge of assaulting Neil Lennon prompted many to query whether our system of trial by jury was inept, or even worse, corrupt.  Many trial lawyers will have Read more about Unnatural Selection – Should Our Juries Be IQ Tested?[…]

Politicians, Pundits, Prejudice and Parliament – Getting Aggravated About Aggravations.

This week the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee heard evidence in relation to the proposed Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Bill.  This Bill marks the Scottish Government’s latest efforts to tackle sectarianism.  The passage of this Bill through Parliament has been given added impetus by the recent Edinburgh case involving Neil Lennon and the current Read more about Politicians, Pundits, Prejudice and Parliament – Getting Aggravated About Aggravations.[…]

Lord Advocate: The Decision to Prosecute in Neil Lennon Case Was Right.

The Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC said: “The Crown takes all forms of hate crime very seriously. Our decision to prosecute John Wilson for alleged sectarian remarks was the right one. We respect the decision of the Jury but will continue to prosecute as a hate crime any offence where there is a sufficiency of Read more about Lord Advocate: The Decision to Prosecute in Neil Lennon Case Was Right.[…]