Campaign groups lost no time in condemning government plans intended to protect foreign visitors from being arrested on charges that will never come to court. Their concerns are fundamentally misguided.
I hear that Jonathan Sumption QC is, once again,Â in line for appointment as a Justice of the Supreme Court. Rumours swirling around the Bar say that solicitors enquiring about instructing him next year have been told that he may not beÂ available.
My column in the new print edition of Standpoint examines the case of Phil Woolas, whose election to parliament was declared void by a specially-convened court.Â AfterÂ the piece was written, Woolas applied for judicial review of the election court's decision. Judgment has been reserved.
Today's column in the Law Society Gazette is about threats to trial by jury.
Today's column in the Law Society Gazette is my attack on the Quangos (Bonfire) Bill. I also speculated accurately, before yesterday's announcement, that Judge Peter Thornton QC would be asked to run a high-profile inquest.
The last programme in the current series of Law in Action is repeated tonight. You canÂ catch up with all of them through my website here.
My piece in the latest print edition of Standpoint explores the structural failures of the International Criminal Court in the light of its most notorious trial.
My article in today's Law Society Gazette reviews a new book on feminist judgments and mentions one of the reasons why people of the opposite sex are now campaigningÂ for the rightÂ to registerÂ a civil partnership in preference to marriage -- something that the law does not, at present, permit.
And my half-hour interview with the Lord Chancellor for Law in Action on BBC Radio 4, followed up in a couple of national newspapers yesterday, was first reported by me here.
My piece today in the Law Society Gazette concludes that we still have a judiciary in Britain that we can be proud of, despite the reprimand for His Honour George Bathurst Norman.
Joshua Rozenberg is an independent legal commentator who presentsÂ Law in ActionÂ on BBC Radio 4.
- Dictators' Justice
- Judge shows poor judgment once again
- Judge goes on too long
- A victory for free speech
- Prosecutor's abuse of process leads to unfair trial
- All political careers end in failure
- Universal Nonsense
- New 'Sumption
- Politicians can't lie? Whatever next!
- Quangos (Bonfire) Bill
- Yes, I'm still here
- Most of them are good here
- Prosecutor survives, but only just
- CPS responds to "Hell on Earth" judge