special court


special court
   a tribunal with extra-legal powers and procedures
   The Nazi Sondergericht set up in March 1933 to overrule and supersede the independent judiciary was a good example:
    Dr Bergshasser... — an aryan by the waywas sentenced to ten months by the special court. (Klemperer, 1998, in translation, diary entry of 13 January 1934 — the doctor had been overheard repeating a joke about Hitler)

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