The Brief, ‘Jobs for the Boys Show’ 28th February, 2013

The Brief, ‘Jobs for the Boys Show’, 28th February, 2013.

Presented by barristers Peter Leonard and Andrew Robinson.

Peter and Andrew look at the legal headlines this week;

Lydia Foy and transgender rights.
Mr. Damache facing extradition to the USA for his alleged involvement in the ‘Jihad Jane’ plot.
Marie Fleming’s right to die case in the Supreme Court.
Non-Biological lesbian mother’s rights in Kansas Supreme Court.
Nice Norwegian prisons and low recidivism.
Unfortunate comments by the Judiciary in the USA.
Dishonest barristers going to jail, and serious fraud alleged against Crown Prosecution Service staff.
Vicky Pryce.
Watery Beer and Apple class actions.

Jobs for the Boys
This week 3 new Supreme Court Judges were appointed in the UK, none are women, only 14 of the 84 who took silk in the UK this week were women. Alex Aldridge editor of the Legal Cheek blog talks about this poor statistic.
Mark Tighe of the Sunday Times on political influence on judicial appointments.
Peter talks to TD, Padraig MacLochlain of Sinn Fein on his ‘Reform on Judicial Appointments Procedures Bill’

Ian Bailey talks Garda accountability and about the inordinate delay into the alleged Garda corruption involving him.

Gavin Sheridan of Storyful on his success in the Courts forcing NAMA to answer Freedom of Information requests.

Jack Byrne on Social Justice Media Conference Saturday 9th March