Senior judges – ‘Sentencing Council’ will end in injustice

Thursday 30 April 2009 at 10:35 pm | In News | 1 Comment
Jack Straw
Senior judges have attacked Jack Straw, saying his plans for ‘Sentencing Council’ will end in injustice and have accused him of trying to fix sentences in serious criminal trials.

They launched a furious protest over plans by the Justice Secretary to set up a new ‘Sentencing Council’ to guide the courts on how deal with offenders.

Circuit judges who preside at Crown Court trials said the scheme would ‘result in injustice’ and called them ‘unnecessary, costly and unwelcome’.

Times report here

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