Bribery in the Jury System

On September 30, 2011, Adidja Palmer, popularly known by his stage name Adidja Palmer, started his trial after nearly three years for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. His trial began November 20, 2013 and continued through to March 13, 2014 where he was found guilty. The jury 10-1 verdict shocked many of his fans, especially the ones who went to the hearing of the verdict. Later, other news took the nation and court by surprised; one of the jurors was bribed.

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Scotland Seeks Its independence… Crimea Should Too!

Crimea and Scotland Referendum


As the battle comes to an end between Ukraine and Russia, and Russian President Putin makes every effort to ratify its treaties, what’s next for Crimea? President Putin has shown the world that he is not to be contested as he has not backed down, despite requests from the international community. What is he trying to prove? It is still possible in this day and age for Crimea like Scotland to gain its independence, from both Ukraine and Russia?

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Is Compensation Even Possible?

On March 8, 2014, Malaysian Airline Flight 370 went missing. The flightier jet carrying 239 passengers and crew turned from its Beijing trajectory and disappeared. Despite (or possibly because of) the wide area searched, the attempts of teams of expert searchers to even locate debris of the missing plane have been futile.

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Exam Tips and Tricks


Exams are upon us once again, and as many scramble to catch up on months worth of material, others seem content with mere revision and a few practices questions.

Everyone has their own method of studying which suits their particular lifestyle. However, around this time numerous others become experts at stress and anxiety. But fear not, relax, take a breath and check out these helpful exam tips and tricks.

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Why INDECOM Should Stay

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has recently been the topic of many discussions from both those in support and those against the entity.

This is especially due to a recent Constitutional Court ruling, which affirmed the INDECOM powers, as well as the publication of reports that show that there have been 80 civilians killed by agents of the State between July and October 2013.

In taking a look at these discussions we shall examine the nature of INDECOM as an organisation, its birth, its role and well as how it fares when juxtaposed to similar entities worldwide.

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An Interview with Ms. Matthews

Q:What is the best advice anyone has given you ?

A: Bill Stuntz, my criminal law professor, affected me in so many ways. Although he has now passed away, what he instilled in me is the ability to see and convey the bigger picture. It sometimes feels as though our legal system quickly degenerates into one of competing interests. Prosecutors, defence attorneys and the judiciary sometimes seem focused on their own institutional goals at the expense of true justice for the parties involved . With these competing interests there is a tendency to forget what is truly important. Professor Stuntz helped me to see the humanity in law.

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