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Years ago I read that 96% of criminal cases were judged summarily
to avoid the awkwardness of jury trials. A few years ago the Tories made opting for a jury trial a species of double-jeopardy by increasing the penalty where juries convicted someone....
You need to have shagged the right people so that it never goes to trial....
Clio the cat, ? July 1997 - 1 May 2016
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