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Grieve spells out ‘modernise or die’ message to adversarial system

from The Denver Post

Aurora theater judge denies defense request on “frivolous” motions

When Court wrongly denigrates defense counsel in its orders for filing 'frivolous' motions, it improperly undermines the important role of defense counsel in our adversarial system and incorrectly portrays defense counsel as wasting the Court's time," the filing read. Samour: None of the motions denied in March sought to change existing death penalty laws and they failed to present legitimate arguments.


In Secret, Court Vastly Broadens Powers of N.S.A.

Geoffrey R. Stone, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Chicago, said he was troubled by the idea that the court is creating a significant body of law without hearing from anyone outside the government, forgoing the adversarial system that is a staple of the American justice system. “That whole notion is missing in this process,” he said.

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Cycle-of-despair-caused-by-an-adversarial-system   John McPhilbin, a previous Coordinator at the Injured Workers Support Network spent some time on trying to describe the issues faced by injur…

Cape May NJ Prosecutors Office Seal Plaque The prosecutor is the chief legal representative of the prosecution in countries with either the common law adversarial system, or the civil law inquisitorial system. The prosecution is the legal party responsible for presenting the case in a criminal trial against an individual accused of breaking the law.

High legal fees - costs - are one of the features of an adversarial system and one of the reasons people chose to use forms of ADR such as Mediation instead of going to court. In this Divorce case the parties spent nearly a third of the assets in legal fees - much to the judge's annoyance.


Having recently served, here's a Report that says Jurors need more direction which I agree with - It is a pinnacle of the adversarial system of #justice that governs #criminal trials in this country, but most jurors asked to determine a person's fate struggle to understand what ''beyond reasonable doubt'' means - so true. A NSW Law Reform Commission review of the directions judges give to juries finds they are not working, are outdated, overly complex & need to be clearer

Pelosi's message to grads: Be disruptors. It seems that The liberals are agitating us, their own and obviously want an adversarial system. We came in fighting as a country. I reckon weill go out as one too.