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Legal profession and opposition vow to fight emergency plans to hold trials without juries in Scotland

2 monthes ago   |   By Press and Journal

Emergency powers to hold trials without juries during the coronavirus crisis have been attacked by the legal profession and opposition politicians.
Nicola Sturgeon intends to rush plans for jury-less trials and early release of prisoners through Holyrood in an attempt to deal with the coronavirus threat.
The first minister claimed prisoners would only be released before the end of their sentence as a “last resort” as she outlined the urgent measures contained in the Coronavirus Bill.
But on the eve of a Holyrood vote on the powers, opposition politicians and the legal profession objected...
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