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Criminal Cases Review Commission

The Criminal Cases Review Commission is the statutory body responsible for investigating alleged miscarriages of justice in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It was established by Section 8 of the Criminal Appeal Act of 1995 and began work on 31 March 1997. The Commission is the only body in its area of jurisdiction with the power to send a case back to an appeals court if it concludes that there is a real possibility that the court will overturn a conviction or reduce a sentence. Since starting work in 1997, it has on average referred 33 cases a year for appeal.

Invited error

Invited error refers to a trial courts error against which a party cannot complain to an appellate court because the party encouraged or prompted the error by its own conduct during the trial. The original goal of the invited error doctrine was to prohibit a party from setting up an error at trial and then complaining of it on appeal. In State v. Pam, the State of Washington intentionally set up an error in order to create a test case for appeal. Since then, the doctrine has been applied even in cases where the error resulted from neither negligence nor bad faith. See, e.g., State v. Studd ...

Legislative drafting error

Drafting errors sometimes occur in legislation. Usually these errors are minor, such as incorrect punctuation or capitalization, and the meaning is unaffected. But sometimes the matter is more substantive. Commonly, the error will have something to do with cross-referencing of statutes. For instance, the U.S. statutes pertaining to probation had a drafting error which caused the section about revocation of probation for failing to submit to a drug test to incorrectly reference a section about domestic violence. By clerical error, the law also omitted an accurate reference to community conf ...


ⓘ Legal error

  • Errors of various types may occur in legal proceedings and may or may not constitute grounds for appeal. Harmless error is one considered not to have
  • Fundamental error is a legal term provided by United State Courts to describe an error which occurs whenever a judgement violates a federal fundamental
  • In United States law, a harmless error is a ruling by a trial judge that, although mistaken, does not meet the burden for a losing party to reverse the
  • essential, or significant enough to warrant this sort of legal protection. Therefore, reversible errors resulting from the violation of an individual s substantial
  • of legal malpractice involves the lawyer s missing a deadline for filing a paper with the court or serving a paper on another party, where that error is
  • the more anonymous clerical staff. A clerical error in a legal document is called a scrivener s error There is a considerable body of case law concerning
  • An error from the Latin error meaning wandering is an action which is inaccurate or incorrect. In some usages, an error is synonymous with a mistake
  • Confession of error is a legal practice whereby the United States Solicitor General in his or her role representing the federal government before the Supreme
  • Errors of impunity is a term used in Brian Forst s book Errors of Justice and in Robert Bohm s introduction to a special edition of The Journal of Criminal