James Chalmers Responds to Recent Criminal Law Controversies

The week before, Mr Chalmers appeared on BBC Radio Scotland's 'Call Kaye' programme along with Sandy Brindley of Rape Crisis Scotland, discussing controversial comments by the Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke on the law of rape.

Following the Supreme Court's decision in Fraser v HM Advocate, where the Supreme Court overturned a decision of the High Court of Justiciary and quashed Nat Fraser's conviction for murder, the Supreme Court's jurisdiction in Scottish cases has been criticised by Alex Salmond, the First Minister. Speaking to the Scotsman, James Chalmers described Mr Salmond's criticisms as "overblown".

The week before, Mr Chalmers appeared on BBC Radio Scotland's 'Call Kaye' programme along with Sandy Brindley of Rape Crisis Scotland, discussing controversial comments by the Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke on the law of rape.

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