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miscarriage of justice

A wrong, unjust decision in a court of law. Newly discovered DNA evidence reveals that there had been a miscarriage of justice in the trial's original outcome 30 years before. Given the close political and financial ties between the defendants and various politicians, many believe their acquittal to be a miscarriage of justice.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

miscarriage of justice

a wrong or mistaken decision, especially one made in a court of law. Sentencing the old man on a charge of murder proved to be a miscarriage of justice. Punishing the student for cheating was a miscarriage of justice. He was innocent.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

miscarriage of justice

An unfair decision, especially one in a court of law. For example, Many felt that his being expelled from the school was a miscarriage of justice. This expression, which uses miscarriage in the sense of "making a blunder," was first recorded in 1875.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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CULTURAL SHAMEAre you aware of any contributing factors such as persistent miscarriages? How about: When will you have another baby?
He explained that a miscarriage, which occurs in the first 20 weeks of the pregnancy, and stillbirths - which occur after 20 weeks of pregnancy - are largely related to chromosomal abnormalities.
Rather than considering the uniquely individual implications that occur during the loss of a baby, many people often view miscarriage simply as an unfortunate outcome of pregnancy (Frost et al., 2007) or as a medical event (McCreight, 2008).
No matter how healthy you are normally, if you develop a high fever-a core body temperature over 102 degrees-during early pregnancy you may experience a miscarriage. A high core body temperature is most damaging to the embryo before 6 weeks.
Dunwoodie "It's also not yet known what dose of vitamin B3 will prevent miscarriage and birth defects.
The study found that five broad classes of antibiotics - macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides and metronidazole - were linked with an increased risk of miscarriage during early pregnancy.
The review pointed to important gaps in knowledge, including how the timing of alcohol consumption during pregnancy relates to miscarriage risk.
"These differences were even bigger in women with a history of multiple miscarriages - for example, in women with a history of three or more previous miscarriages, 72% who were treated with progesterone went on the have a baby, compared with 57% who were treated with placebo.
Deborah Shaffer, CEO of FTWW, said: "We believe that it is incredibly unfair that women all over Wales are having to endure the devastation of multiple miscarriages and are being given very little chance of understanding why this is happening to them.
ASK THE EXPERT HOW DO YOU TALK SENSITIVELY TO A WOMAN WHO'S HAD A MISCARRIAGE? QMY friend has just had a miscarriage after trying for a baby for years, and I don't know what to say to her.
A report by Fair Treatment for the Women of Wales (FTWW) into miscarriage services found that the process of referring women to England is: "At best lengthy and complicated, and at worst impossible".
During that time, the number attending maternity wards with early miscarriage sharply dropped by 19%.