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Equality Before the Law

In the history series, I have come across a proposal from 1943 on rejuvenating the legal system. I wonder what Legal types out there think of it…? Comments are welcome.

We must provide an efficient legal system which not only protects society against the anti-social activities of individuals, but safeguards individual liberty against the State. In a planned order, where the State has become more highly organised, it is more than ever necessary to ensure that no encroachments are made on the proper freedom of the individual. The Courts must be within the reach of all. No one must be handicapped from obtaining justice because he cannot pay the costs. Probably it will be found desirable to make the legal profession a national service under a Ministry of Justice which will be subject to democratic control.

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  1. July 22, 2011 at 13:45

    Interesting. I have long thought that legal access should be paid for by the state; bringing lawyers under the minijustice umbrella might be a step to far, perhaps. Legal aid cuts definitely an attack on legal parity for all, though.

    Who said it?

    • Ust Oldfield
      July 22, 2011 at 13:49

      It was in the Common Wealth Party’s Manifesto. I’m going to attribute it, however, to Elaine Burton with her pamphlet And Your Verdict?

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