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Whistleblowing (with teeth)

A False Claims Act privatises the effort of uncovering fraud of public funds and rewards the whistleblower with a percentage of the recovered stolen proceeds.

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Shed a tear for Scooter Libby

In these circumstances “reasons of Stateâ€? is an inadequate description of his actions. He is an accomplice of Scooter Libby. His current action is one of perversion of the course of justice and aggravates his original offence.

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President Katsav

The complainants do not appear to have agreed to the deal.

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Irish criminal charge

In Ireland, until 1737, indictments were presented to the accused in latin. The repealing act was 11 Geo. II, c.6.

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Legal Aid

State provision of health care probably precedes State legal aid, although arguably it should not.

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Police Informants: A little bird told me

In other words, the police issue the search warrant to the police.

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The Council of State

Had the Council the good fortune to get the advice of Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) they might have heard something like the following:

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Balance in the Criminal Law?

The plans of the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform had predecessors; the odd thing is they were not generated here, but in the UK.

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Insurance Fraud

To make a payment for official information is a corrupt act and an offence under the Act of 2001.

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Criminal Justice Bill 2007

The Irish Human Rights Commission has joined in the “debateâ€? on the proposals of the Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform (the Tanaiste) as set out in the Criminal Justice Bill 2007. They got their contribution in just in time. The Minister is rushing it through the Dail, presumably to ensure its passing before the calling of the General Election in which the Government of which he is a significant part will be going before the electorate in the […]

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