Miscarriage of Justice


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Miscarriage of Justice

A legal proceeding resulting in a prejudicial out-come.

A miscarriage of justice arises when the decision of a court is inconsistent with the substantive rights of a party.

See: error, inequity, injustice, misjudgment
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But the Ministry of Justice says he is not entitled to a penny in compensation because he cannot show that his conviction was overturned because of "new or newly discovered" facts or that he is, beyond reasonable doubt, the victim of a miscarriage of justice.
Despite not being convicted, Philip Skipper stood trial for a brutal crime that he did not commit, endured an unjustified whispering campaign against him and went to his grave without knowing who really killed his estranged wife - that is a miscarriage of justice.
He has since been staying at a London hostel organised by the Miscarriage of Justice unit.
Yesterday the original trial was branded a miscarriage of justice by three appeal court judges as they quashed the convictions of the two men.
The judge further stated that Bourns' damages model was flawed and that the $64 million verdict was "against the clear weight of the evidence" and that it must be rejected "to prevent a miscarriage of justice .
The High Court ruled in December that Michael, 22, is eligible for release as his conviction for the attempted murder of a Bulgarian barman was a miscarriage of justice.
The former aircraft engineer lost his case after High Court judges Mr Justice Simon and Lord Justice Maurice Kay said it had not been shown beyond a reasonable doubt there had been a miscarriage of justice at his original 1993 trial at Newcastle Crown Court.
Other similar awards in miscarriage of justice cases could be affected if they win their application for judicial review.
We believe that Kevan Sloan - serving three and a half years for a robbery in Tenerife - should never have been jailed and is the victim of a miscarriage of justice.
Despite the overwhelming weight of the compelling and utterly chilling evidence of petitioner's multiple brutal crimes, his counsel argue that he was denied a fair trial and that imposition of the death penalty would be a miscarriage of justice.
The report by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission concluded Megrahi may have been the victim of a miscarriage of justice.
Of all the cases I've been involved with, in 30 years as a journalist, I've never been so certain of a miscarriage of justice as this.