Any law student will know that a the appearance of bias is as damaging to the administration of justice as an actual bias. Even the most vile of criminals deserves a fair trial, and where a trial is biased it is not right for someone to be imprisoned on the basis of it.
The situation is intolerable; Knox's chance of a fair trial may have passed.
|'Sitting of a Judicial Committee of the Privy Council',|
The Illustrated London News, 11 April 1846.