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A Hero

BY HANNAH HOWE

Daniel Morgan, my advocate in Saving Grace, was influenced by Sir William Garrow, pictured (13th April 1760 – 24th September 1840). Garrow was a barrister, politician and judge who radically reformed the judical system. Indeed, his reforms ushered in the adversarial court system used in most common law nations today. He introduced the phrase “presumed innocent until proven guilty”, and insisted that defendants’ accusers and their evidence should be thoroughly tested in court.

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