High Court of Justiciary(redirected from Lord of Justiciary)
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High Court of Justiciarythe highest criminal court in and of Scotland. The Act of Union reserved criminal law to Scotland, so there is no appeal to the House of Lords. It is composed of Commissioners of Justiciary. The High Court goes on circuit. For trials, it comprises one judge and a jury of 15. Appeals can be heard by the High Court sitting as the court of criminal appeal.
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