Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Justice should prevail in Urewera 18 jury decision

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Moves by the National Party government to limit jury trials appear to be moving ahead against increasing opposition.

Commentators are warning legal changes made in 2007 threaten the credibility of New Zealand justice.

"... unless the Supreme Court puts its collective foot down and sends this political and controversial case to trial by jury, it runs the risk that a dangerous precedent will be set which will further erode public confidence in the judicial system."

This comment New Zealand Herald columnist Fran O'Sullivan, marks increasing criticism from mainstream media who previously lavished praise on the John Key party.

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