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.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Cet Animal Est Tres Méchant............

This is something I had not seen before, quoted by the blogging doctor. The main lesson here is that an impartial and above all independent Judge is the long-stop to bureaucratic mismanagement and bullying. And it isn't hard to see how irritated some politicians are by the independent judiciary, and why they want to tie its hands