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    Steve Kane

    Yes, Judge Saiers' comment regarding kangaroo courts was somewhat "over the top," but I find the spanking which the Court of Appeal administered to him to be quite pompous. The byzantine procedural rules in criminal cases which have been imposed by decisional law on trial judges would frustrate a saint. The judges worry constantly that they will miss some small part of the "mantra," causing release of a dangerous felon and a headline that "Rapist Was Released By Judge On Technicality." All of the procedural steps and rules may be designed to protect the rights of the accused, but the "technicalities" were created by the appellate courts, not by the trial judges who take the heat if the system fails.

    Touchy, aren't we?

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