Sunday, 2 January 2011
The justification of abuse
This is the headline over the latest article by Robert Forrester, secretary of Justice for Megrahi, on the website of Scottish lawyers' magazine The Firm. The article addresses the concerns that were expressed in the Scottish Parliament's Public Petitions Committee about the constitutional propriety (separation of powers and all that) of asking the Scottish Government to set up an inquiry into the circumstances of, and justification for, a conviction handed down by a Scottish court. A similar concern was expressed in a comment on this blog in response to an earlier article by Mr Forrester.