vicky pryce trial
The commentary that can now take place following the release of Vicky Pryce should include discussion about whether the dash of sexism in court might have undermined a potentially sensible modern defence for other husbands and wives.
Former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne's ex-wife has been moved to a "pleasant" open jail after spending only four nights in
However, in this modern age there are legitimate questions raised as to whether martial coercion should remain on the statute books - a defence based on the premise of a woman's lack of moral strength, is surely outdated. Or is it?
The media has been quick to condemn Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce for various aspects of their self-destructive acts of retaliation, but the more profound question is, why two such intelligent and successful people could get so completely sucked into the vengeance trap?
To many, Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce appeared to have everything. He was a Cabinet minister with a shot at the Lib Dem leadership
She might have been catapulted to the public's attention for her role in the Chris Huhne speeding row, but Vicky Pryce had
Vicky Pryce is facing jail after being found guilty of perverting the course of justice over ex-husband Chris Huhne's speeding
Watch any recent footage of Vicky Pryce approaching Southwark Crown Court and behind the defendant and the gaggle of lawyers
Vicky Pryce was presented with a "fait accompli" by Chris Huhne that she must accept his speeding points, her brother told
In the wake of the Vicky Pryce fiasco there are, I think, going to be those who will question the legitimacy of juries and the jury system. After all, we are one of the few countries on the planet to trust the business of upholding the law to "twelve good men and true".