Andrew L Urban.
A legal system not subject to independent scrutiny is weakened, inhibited from needed reform, and hindered in the evolution to keep in step with other institutions and community values.
Why are criminal cases falling foul of the same weaknesses that produced miscarriages of justice 30, 40 years ago?
Why do appeals take so long to get to court that justice is badly dented?
Why are police and forensic services still joined at the hip when we know that the proximity delivers toxicity in the form of sub-standard or biased results?
Why are prosecutors not prevented from taking serious criminal cases to court where the evidence is circumstantial and weak?
Why do some judges accept unethical prosecutorial behaviour at trial? Why is no training mandated for newly appointed judges?
Why has the legal establishment failed to monitor its weaknesses and faults when all other institutions are open to scrutiny and encouraged to reform where necessary?