Entries by Harrison Griffiths

Juryless Trials Are a Naked Power Grab and a Serious Threat to Liberty

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In Scotland, government officials are piloting a program that would remove ancient procedural checks on state power to suit their preferred legal outcomes. Since the ratification of the Magna Carta in 1215, the right of accused people to be tried by their peers has been an essential protection against government overreach in English Common Law. […]