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Alan Turing: the stain should not be erased

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:36 PM 2,708 views

The Government has said it will support Lord Sharkey’s bill aimed at giving a posthumous statutory pardon to Alan Turing for an offence under section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885. Here’s a transcript of Friday’s second reading…

Denying defendants a choice of lawyers is wrong

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:35 PM 1,045 views

Even I’m concerned about Chris Grayling’s proposals for criminal legal aid. When the government announced cuts to civil legal aid, I broadly backed them, in contrast to most lawyers. Now, the government’s proposing some further cuts to civil legal aid as well…