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Secret Trials In British Courts?

The British Government is trying to push through legislation that would lead to secret trials? Good or bad thing, I-A-B?

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Secret Trials In British Courts?. The British Government is trying to push through legislation that would lead to secret trials? Good or bad thing, I-A-B?
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OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14367 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:05:22 PM
Why bother with a trial if it's going to be secret?

boogarcym
Male, 40-49, Europe
 241 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:54:56 AM
@Gerry1of1: Agree 100%

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5785 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:46:24 AM
Bad law, hope to god this does not get through, I fear it may. We are threatened with the bogeyman so often many people think we need this crap, which we do not- as always the potential for abuse is enormous.

Thonious
Male, 40-49, Western US
 951 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:33:00 AM
This is actually a step forward. Before this, instead of secret trials with a judge and an objective basis for a ruling, there were secret executive orders without trial.

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 9:53:33 AM
Whatever else these proposals do, it certainly gives a new perspective on the old fallacy that "if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear". If you have something that you legitimately need or wish to hide, which many of us do, there's plenty to fear about being forced to be open.

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