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, March 29, 2011

Sentencing Council Pronounced Defective

The Sentencing Council has announced its consultation on new guidelines for a range of drug offences. Unsurprisingly The Sun and The Mail don't like it, and have launched their usual intemperate attacks. It looks as is Leveson LJ (whom I have met, and who is nobody's fool) is set to be the new bogeyman of the hang-'em-high brigade. I think that he is bright enough not to be surprised, nor terribly worried either.

Later - thanks to Briar for this link