Delay in issuing reasons for judgment has been recognized in the common law since time immemorial by the expression justice delayed is justice denied, most aptly put by Justice Willes of the English Court of King's Bench in the 1759 case Whitham v Hill, wherein Willes wrote: "Delaying justice and denying justice are considered as the same thing in the Magna Carta."
Delayed Decisions Undermine Public Confidence
The Connecticut Law Tribune
September 24, 2012
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