Wednesday, 9 June 2010

More NewZ from the Travel Diary....
Hang the Judge
I am not sure if this a Scottish tradition, but in Dunedin every judge who sits in the regional court is hung in the robing room. We learned this from a very kind security officer at the court who, on Easter Monday, gave us an impromptu guided tour of the robing room and library. This was followed by a visit to the main courtroom where our guide asked the judge how long she would be because there were some foreign visitors who wanted to photograph the courtroom. The response was in keeping with things that day "don't mind me"
The tradition of hanging the judges was started by a local newspaper cartoonist. Since his death it has been continued with digital photographs and Photoshop.

Our unofficial tour included the court library where cases are prepared by local lawyers at this usefully designed table.

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