Thursday, November 6, 2008

Those Robes Do Look Cozy

The Australian High Court tossed out two convictions because......

The court heard that the judge slept for up to 20 minutes at a time and sometimes snored, distracting the jury.

He did have an excuse.

Judge Ian Dodd has since been diagnosed with a condition known as sleep apnoea.

However, I have to agree with this statement.

"Where the judge is noticeably and repeatedly asleep or inattentive during the trial, there can be a miscarriage of justice," said Chief Justice Robert French.

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