In a recent judgment of the Zimbabwean Supreme Court, reported as In re: In all but six cases, protective parents were mothers who had warned family courts that their children were in danger from abusive fathers who later killed them.
Nor were they afforded an opportunity to challenge or explore any of the factual material that had been related; not that it would have served much purpose in the circumstances.
The remedy dictated by the Constitution and its values was that the free market-place of ideas would fix the value of such statements. All of the exhibits received in evidence will be given to you at the end of the trial. If you have any suggestions for other items to cover in this document, or any other comments on it, please contact your local District Court Clerk.
Finally, direct, responsive answers are best. How about my job? Equally important, the law and rules offer attorneys and clients many tools.
The judge found that Mr Collins was intelligent and capable of being very calculating, and stated that she approached his evidence with caution Judgment, para.
Is it not rather a constitutional imperative that public office-bearers, such as judges, who wield great power, as judges undoubtedly do, should be accountable to the public who appoint them and pay them?
Accordingly, they are likely to commit the gross dishonesty and incompetent advocacy of commenting on articles that they did not bother to read past their titles. With a prosecutor already working with Inspector General Horowitz that person already has a thorough knowledge of all the evidence.
K and discretionary e. Instead, she said, the tests were intended to evaluate people already convicted of child molesting to determine the likelihood of recidivism. The Khmer Rouge murdered at least 2 million Cambodians between and All courts of any consequence are obliged to maintain records of their proceedings and to retain them for subsequent scrutiny.
What else can you infer from that? In the court below, and again on appeal, both of the main issues were raised on behalf of the appellant.
Outsmarting judges begins with recognizing that Advocates will never prevail over judges in court, their turf, where judges apply and disregard rules however they want and conjure up new ones as they go to exempt themselves from discipline and ensure their survival.
This behavior is known as parental alienation syndrome PAS by those who embrace it and deemed questionable science by organizations such as the National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the American Psychological Association.
Dress comfortably, but avoid extremes in dress; for instance, no tuxedos or ragged jean cutoffs. Click here to complete your "Juror E-Response" qualification questionnaire You will also find brief descriptions of trial procedures and a short dictionary explaining some of the legal terms you might hear during your jury service.
Additionally, impress upon the witness that knowledge does not take sides. Aside from the applicable rules of procedure and general practice rules, most statutes involve discretion through findings of fact.
So help you God. After weighing the evidence presented, the judge must make findings on which to base legal conclusions. He answered questions directly and in a forthright manner.
Nor the evils of the worldwide Islamic Inquisition which — not in the 16th century but now, in the 21st, condemns Muslim apostates to barbaric execution. When it was put to her in cross-examination that Mr Collins did all the paperwork, she stated that this was not true and that she did some as well.
In my view, statements of such a kind which have no direct bearing on ongoing proceedings, should only attract criminal sanctions if they threaten the administration of justice in a manner analogous to the other forms of punishable contempt of court. Indeed, he quite justifiably tried to avoid admitting that his son could have lied.
In terms of reliability, the judge held that Ms Curran was unreliable. This story was produced in partnership with the G. However, a lawyer may request that a jury be polled after the verdict is announced. It is in these terms by far the weakest of the three pillars; yet its manifest independence and authority are essential.
Moreover, his testimony changed as need dictated.After being taken down twice by Blogger within a single week, we got the message: It’s Time To Go.
Gates of Vienna has moved to a new address. Jan 24, · Unlimited, undisclosed spending is playing an ever-greater role in state supreme court races, undermining the fairness of the courts and putting judges at risk of conflicts of interest. Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, in his personal capacity and not speaking for the Court in any way, has written the Foreword for Licensed to Lie.
More than 58 children have been killed sinceafter courts ignored accusations of physical or sexual abuse in awarding custody.
Worse yet, they demonize the parent who sounds the alarm, further isolating and endangering vulnerable children. Jun 06, · The Judge made extensive findings as to his lack of credibility. Among other things, the Court stated: After this initial attempt to appear credible, however, Perry frequently had difficulty telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Credibility of Witnesses As judges of the facts, you alone determine the truthfulness and accuracy of the testimony of each witness. You must decide.Download