Tag Archives: right to silence

Keep your sticky fingers off our legal system, thanks

In light of the SNP’s election win on May 5, this should come as no surprise: The Scottish cabinet is taking action to stop the UK Supreme Court in London getting involved in criminal cases north of the border. SNP ministers said the independence of Scotland’s legal system must be defended in the wake of several […]

Something rotten in the State of WA

In Western Australia, calls have been made for law reform after brawlers who assaulted police officers in February 2008 were acquitted of assault charges. The result is particularly poignant because one of the police officers, Constable Matthew Butcher suffered brain-damage as a result of his attempts to prevent the brawl. He now suffers from partial […]