Among many other things, Magna Carta enshrined the human right to trial by one’s peers. But is this 800-year-old relic still relevant in today's wi-fi-enabled world?
The SA government has turned to a "citizen's jury" to manufacture trust in its nuclear policy. But the process is far from independent, writes University of Adelaide politics lecturer Benito Cao.
Electioneering politicians in South Australia back a proposal to allow jurors to hear about "relevant" prior convictions of the accused. Yet overseas examples show it leads to unsafe verdicts.
Could the families of the six young people killed near Mildura as the result of dangerous driving on the part of Thomas Towle, have avoided the anger and grief they have experienced over the past 48 hours? Greg Barns writes.