24th June - Law News

2735th 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: US soldiers surprised the locals of the Ialomita County in Romania after they drove their tanks into agricultural fields. To the relief of the residents, the troops weren’t there to invade them. As it turned out, the soldiers had mistaken the coordinates and advanced through the fields by accident. Still, this mistake had its consequences: according to locals, the tanks destroyed nearly 600 hectares of crops in their path.

Focus of the Day Article:
The magistracy is in ‘near crisis’, MPs have warned, with a shortfall in numbers that is ‘as frustrating as it was foreseeable’. The Justice Committee this week called for a national strategy to recruit and train more magistrates, including extra funds for training, in its report, ‘The role of the magistracy―follow-up’. It said magistrates are struggling with reduced support and feel undervalued, while the court closure programme has created additional challenges.
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