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The Sayama Incident: Kazuo Ishikawa’s half-century struggle against a wrongful murder conviction and Japan’s backward legal system.

’Twas dangerous to insult a Viking The Viking sense of justice was quite different from the one we have today – and it could be bloody. Although it’s easy to imagine the Vikings as a bunch of scruffy barbarians who murdered, raped and looted without any conscience, they actually had a complicated honour and justice system. Punishments could be severe, but the Viking legal system was based on a legislative assembly and a court.

from Business Insider

A program that allowed police to pocket cash and property seized in federal cases just got shut down

A summons for jury duty is rarely cause for excitement, but it can be particularly inconvenient when your nanny gets the call.


Marshall Project Kicks Off With Look at Legal Delays