Wednesday 26 July 2017

Seth Barrett Tillman: Time to open up courts and let justice be seen

WITH a few exceptions, justice in Ireland is administered in public. If a party's barrister goes to court and makes an argument, you get to hear what the barrister says. You get to listen to the proceedings.

However, if that same barrister reduces his argument to a written form and sends his legal submission to the judge and his opponent, then you do not get to see that document (even if you offer to pay for a copy!).

Does that make sense? You know it doesn't.

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