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  •  Well it has worked for centuries (1+ / 0-)
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    isabelle hayes

    so ask the Brits :)

    In practise it is really quite rare. Partly this is because the Crown Prosecution Service will actually prosecute most crimes.

    When they will not, you will need to find a Barrister prepared to argue the merits of the case before a judge in the Crown Court.

    There will be significant legal argument before a case is allowed to proceed. The judge will have to be satisfied that there is merit to the case, and if there is not it will likely have already been determined by the barrister.

    If the case jumps those hurdles, then it will proceed as any other criminal case. At any point the CPS can take over a case and progress it or stop it.

    In the US, private prosecutions are still possible in Virginia.

    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    Who is twigg?

    by twigg on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 11:35:50 AM PST

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