S14E04 - Running Late, Sounding Adequate


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The episode that might never have happened is finally here.  You can listen right here.What with Ben being incapacitated, Kirstin being snowed-under and Jonathan having been abducted by aliens (some of this may not be true), a big dent has been made on our otherwise reliable schedule.  We apologise unreservedly. In this week's show, we have a look at R v Creathorne - an interesting case in which the question of how much credit ought to be given for a plea of guilty where the CPS hasn't handed-over the evidence at the time of the first hearing in the Crown Court.  This is crucial listening for lawyers and, just as much, for judges. Whilst bemoaning the CPS's failures in the service of papers, we congratulate them on a bit of sensible legal commentary on the subject of the need for new laws.Also, we look at judicial diversity and Kirstin takes a sideways look at a rather peculiar case from US Supreme Court about beards.Please enjoy and we hope normal service will be resumed this week.Links:https://www.crimeline.info/uploads/cases/2014/2014ewcacrim500.pdfhttp://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/07/supreme-court-religion-prisoner-beard/16856023/http://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/oct/07/supreme-court-beard-hearing-justice-jokes-religious-rightshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11143699/Revenge-pornography-can-and-will-be-prosecuted-vow-CPS-lawyers.htmlPLEASE RATE/REVIEW US: wherever you subscribe, please take two seconds as we start this series, to give us some stars and a few kind words.  We'd be e'er so obliged.  It helps us get up the search rankings, ya see.  If you use iTunes, please click here and it'll take just seconds!