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“All Citizens are Equal before Law and are Entitled to Equal Protection of Law”-Article 27 of the Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Issue No: 186
April 16, 2005

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Bad law
Chief Justice (at a High Court Sessions): "I cannot allow you to address bad law to the jury.
Mr. F. Johnston: "That I leave to your lordship".


Read Them
Judge: "If your view be sound I had better go home and burn my books."
Mr. E. Norton: "No, no my lord. Go home and read them." Presumption of law
Judge: "I have never known the law to be that."
Sir. Ty Bahadur Sapru: "You lordship, there is no presumption that a judge should know law."


Lawyer requires
Judge: "I am unable to understand your argument."
Mr. B. Ayyangar: "Yes, yes, your lordship. It requires a lawyer to understand it."


Judge: "I cannot teach you law or manners."
Mr. Oswald: "I respectfully agree, my lord, you could teach nobody neither."


Ignorance of law
Judge: "Mr. counsel, every man is presumed to know the law."
Counsel: "Yes, your honour, I am aware that every shoe maker, tailor, mechanic, and illiterate labourer is presumed |o know the law -- yes, every man is presumed to know it -- except the judges and we have a court of Appeal to correct their mistakes.

Courtesy: Justice Mohammad Gholam Rabbani.


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