The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Just What Are Our Rights?

In a comment on the Gay Horse thread, Anonemouse links to the Bill of Rights. Now I know that some of the anti-speed camera lobby are giving this clause a go:-
And several grants and promises made of fines and forfeitures before any conviction or judgment against the persons upon whom the same were to be levied;
All which are utterly and directly contrary to the known laws and statutes and freedom of this realm;
and I shall be interested to see how they get on.

I haven't, however, seen anyone lobbying to get this one enforced:-
That the subjects which are Protestants may have arms for their defence suitable to their conditions and as allowed by law