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Barons go on 'trial' over Magna Carta.

A MOCK trial of barons and bishops will be held in the Palace of Westminster to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

TV presenter and comedy writer Clive Anderson will play a leading role alongside a number of top legal figures.

The "trial" will be held in front of Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court, Justice Stephen Breyer of the US Supreme Court, and Dame Sian Elias, Chief Justice of New Zealand.

Lord Neuberger said: "Judges never usually comment before a case, but in this instance, I think I can safely make an exception.

"We will be deciding whether, setting aside the global impact of some of the ideas embedded in Magna Carta, the barons' actions in 1215 could be justified in law.

The event has been organised by the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee and the UK Supreme Court.

It will take place on Friday, July 31, at Westminster Hall in the Palace of Westminster.

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 20, 2015
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