Are judges and lawyers around the country finally realising it’s game over?

I think “game over” is not accurate, but I do think judges and prosecuting attorneys are aware that social media means their conduct is being subjected to closer scrutiny than in the past.

I do actually believe some progress is being made, although of course corruption is still widespread. I am not sure how that can be measured.

The shame is that the spate of DNA-based exonerations which have exposed the problems may be a one-off event, and so far the lessons have not been fully been incorporated into the legal system.

Especially we still don’t really know why jurys convict when proof beyond a reasonable doubt is clearly missing, and little has been done to legally address this fundamental problem.

We do have a kind of informal “citizen review”, but this doesn’t have any legal force. Maybe it should.

Written in reaction to this article, first posted here.

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2 thoughts on “Are judges and lawyers around the country finally realising it’s game over?”

  1. ”Especially we still don’t really know why jurys convict when proof beyond a reasonable doubt is clearly missing, and little has been done to legally address this fundamental problem.”

    Could the problem be that Justice is mixed up with politics? I feel strongly that it is. And all the while it is I don’t see how anything can be done to address it legally.

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