KANGAROO COURT

  • kangaroo court is a judicial tribunal or assembly that ignores recognized standards of law or justice, and often carries little or no official standing in the territory within which it resides.
  • Prejudicial bias of the decision-maker or from political decree are among the most publicized causes of kangaroo courts.
  • Such proceedings are often held to give the appearance of a fair and just trial, even though the verdict has in reality already been decided before the trial has begun.