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Is the judiciary neutral?
Judges come from a narrow social and professional
The majority have middle and upper class backgrounds
Professor John Griffith, writing in 1997, produced an
important argument claiming that judges could not be
consistently neutral
Judges are naturally inclined to favour the interests of the
state and public order against the interest of the
individuals and minorities
During in the 1980s in particular there was a succession of
cases concerning trade union rights etc, where judgements
seemed to run consistently…read more

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The early evidence from the Supreme Court is that is likely
to show itself to be fully independent and therefore
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