Thursday, January 17, 2008

Hard Cases Make Bad Law (no. 86)

The Sun issues another of its clarion calls for 'Justice' today.
Blessed as they are by the luxury of not having to make any decisions, but having freedom to criticise those taken by others, they seem to be calling for the abolition, or perhaps limiting, of the right to bail laid down in the Bail Act.
Perhaps some future leader column will address the consequences of doing that - don't hold your breath though.

Later:a few facts from the JCO.

Later Still:
The Bail Guidelines are on Section 1 Page 21 of the Bench Book

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