Trial without jury continues, media silent

It is nearly a month since this blog was among those that highlighted the disturbing precedent set by the first criminal trial in this country to be held without a jury for more than 400 years.  Since that newsworthy event was covered in the national media there has not been a single report about the trial in the press and what it means for the defendants.

However as you can see from the Daily Court List entry below it is still continuing.  One wonders what the point is of the media making a fuss about the start of such a landmark trial if they turn their back on it when it’s underway.  The concern is that when this happens again, as it surely will, it will cease to be considered such a serious and regressive matter and another important safeguard protecting us from abuses of our liberty by an increasingly powerful state will have been eroded with a whimper.

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