27th April - Law News

2314th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: There's controversy brewing over the release of an American prisoner, who was sentenced to life for the murder of two policemen. Herman Bell is set to walk free on Friday. However, the police union is making last-ditch attempts to keep him locked up.

Focus of the Day Story: The criminal justice system is in crisis. Examples are everywhere: from the crumbling fabric of court buildings, to the regular adjournment of trials due to lack of court time, to the collapse of cases due to failures in the investigation and disclosure processes and to the inadequate supervision and management of offenders – every part of the system has been dangerously damaged by years of underfunding. Full story - The Barrister

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