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"CV19 kangaroo" courts opening soon to clear the lockdown backlog.


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Coronavirus: Ten 'Nightingale Courts' in England and Wales are to open from next week for non-custodial cases.

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said the new "Nightingale Courts" would help with "reducing delays and delivering speedier justice for victims".
Errm - but the courts have been closed since mid March so maybe it's more accurate to say "starting to processing more than 3 months backlog of cases". No at all speedy !


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Austin Allegro

I don't know why they have to take so long anyway. I'm sure it was a faster process in the old days. In George Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London he writes of how he got deliberately drunk and resisted arrest for research, he was locked in a police cell and put before a magistrate first thing in the morning while still hung over. There was a production line of people queuing up in the courtroom with a litany of 'drunk and disorderly' 'how do you plead?' 'Guilty' 'Guilty, fined ten shillings, next' etc. Nowadays if he got arrested at all he would probably be summonsed three months down the line with an army of bureaucrats involved.

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