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kangaroo court

moblike tribunal, usually disregarding principles of justice. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
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Morgan plan a star chamber court proceeding or kangaroo trial for the alleged writ of replevin." (168)
Bhutto's Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) condemned the ruling, saying she had been prosecuted in a "kangaroo trial by a kangaroo court." In its ruling, the two-member Ehtasab (Accountability) branch of the Lahore High Court also imposed a fine of 8.6 million dollars on the couple and confiscated their property.
Surprising for a young journalist, and to his great credit, Rohde has written a book that is only tangentially about his traumatic incarceration and kangaroo trial, but instead is a focused and disciplined tick-tock tale of, as he so correctly terms it, the betrayal and fall of Srebrenica.
So, since there is no stopping the grandstanding by the Sereno haters in the House of Representatives justice committee, please, your honors, let's cut to the chase already, get on with the 'kangaroo trial' in the Senate and be done with it!
Dr Sen may -- through what many observers say is a kangaroo trial -- be guilty of sedition.