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Mid Winter Swim

  • June 21st, 2008


Before the swim (red shorts)


After the swim.

Must do it more often……not.



Looks very chilly.

Do you have an opinion on the Criminal Procedure Bill, especially on the double jeopardy issue?


I have not looked at what emerged from Select Committee. Where there is clearly new evidence, especially if the absence of it in the first trial is attributable to the accused, I did not think it objectionable to re-charge in principle. Repeated trials for hung juries, and other procedural defects are just as burdensome, and perhaps more unfair.
I am concerned generally about the kinds of evidence that can be manufactured to suit the purpose (like cell-mate confessions) so the safeguards against using the first trial as a test run will be important.

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