Thursday, February 23, 2012

No compo for David Bain says juror - who may be in contempt..

English: David Bain after he was proven innocent
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English: Poster for the play Contempt of Court...
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A law expert believes the Bain juror who's written to the Justice Minister is bordering on contempt of court.
It's reported a juror from David Bain's retrial wrote to the then minister Simon Power urging for him to not grant compensation.
Auckland University's Dr Bill Hodge says it's almost uncharted territory.
"The juror is right on the edge of what we'll call contempt of court. The deliberations, the internal debates in the jury room, they're meant to be a sanctified place that we don't enquire into."
Dr Hodge says it's unlikely this information will affect Justice Ian Binnie's decision over whether compensation will be awarded.
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