Gina Miller: supreme court judges on Brexit case are being vilified – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2016 in judiciary, media, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The supreme court judges who will decide whether the government has the right to trigger article 50 without a parliamentary vote have been disgracefully vilified, according to the lead claimant in the case.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2016

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Eric King and Daniella Lock: Investigatory Powers Bill: Key Changes Made by the Lords – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted December 1st, 2016 in bills, investigatory powers, media, news, parliament, privacy, warrants by sally

‘What was formerly known as the Investigatory Powers Bill has received Royal Assent and is now the Investigatory Powers Act. The Bill was first published in draft form in November 2015 (- for a very helpful analysis of the Bill at this stage, please read Dr Tom Hickman’s blog). The passage of the Bill through Parliament, after it was it was introduced in March this year, took just under nine months. Amendments made by the House of Commons were described as ‘largely technical or minor drafting amendments’. Consequently, for all those hoping to see significant changes made to the legislation, a lot hung on the Bill’s amendments during its passage through the Lords.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 1st December 2016

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Hillsborough: police media officer loses ‘coercion to spin’ case – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2016 in complaints, inquests, media, misfeasance, news, reports by tracey

‘A press officer for South Yorkshire police who said she was pressured to spin positive coverage for the force at the Hillsborough inquests has lost her complaint with the police watchdog.’

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The Guardian, 29th November 2016

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David Baddiel show breached rules with jokes on Queen’s sex life – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2016 in BBC, codes of practice, media, news by sally

‘Jokes about the Queen’s sex life on David Baddiel’s Radio 4 show and Fox News host Sean Hannity’s coverage of the US election have been found in breach of UK broadcasting rules.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2016

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Why the bikini photographs of Princess Beatrice fell foul of Ipso – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2016 in media, news, photography, privacy, royal family by sally

‘Regulator censures Mail Online for ‘a gratuitous and invasive’ focus on the princess’s body, which ‘represented a serious intrusion into her privacy’.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2016

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Mirror publisher pays out £500,000 to settle phone-hacking claims – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2016 in compensation, interception, media, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘The publisher of the Daily Mirror has paid out more than £500,000 to settle phone-hacking claims by 29 people including the entertainer Les Dennis, presenter Natasha Kaplinsky and EastEnders actor Steve McFadden.’

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The Guardian, 17th November 2016

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Theresa May refuses to say she will defend judges from press attacks ahead of Brexit judgment

Posted November 17th, 2016 in appeals, EC law, judiciary, media, news, parliament, referendums, Supreme Court by sally

‘Theresa May has refused to say she will defend judges from attacks in the press ahead of a vital judgment on the legal details of of Brexit.’

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The Independent, 16th November 2016

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Women in Prison: 5 Key Recommendations – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted November 16th, 2016 in cautions, media, news, police, prisons, rehabilitation, women by sally

‘On Tuesday 8 November 2016, Halsbury’s Law Exchange (HLE) hosted a panel discussion on the urgent topic of: “Women in Prison: is the justice system fit for purpose?” In the lead up to the panel discussion, Felicity Gerry QC and Lyndon Harris co-authored a discussion paper on this vital question.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 10th November 2016

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Keith Ewing: A Review of the Miller Decision – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘Shortly after the referendum on 23 June, demands were made that continuing EU membership should now be considered by Parliament, with a view it seems to stop BREXIT happening, and to frustrate the will of the 17 million who voted to leave. Indeed, the Guardian carried an article only five days later on ‘How we can stop Brexit – lobby our MPs’ (29 June 2016), no doubt as inflammatory and unacceptable to the BREXITEERS as subsequent developments have been to the REMAINERS. Fearing that Parliament was being enlisted with an agenda to defeat the referendum result, it is not surprising that the BREXITEERS should wish to exclude Parliament from the process altogether.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 10th November 2016

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Lords justice spokesman condemns ‘ill-informed’ attacks on judiciary – The Guardian

‘The Lords’ spokesperson for the ministry of justice has condemned “ill-informed” media attacks on judges, as political pressure mounts for Liz Truss to speak out more clearly in defence of judicial independence.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2016

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Brexit: Former top judge warns over Article 50 appeal – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2016 in appeals, EC law, judges, media, news, parliament, treaties by sally

‘The justice system could be undermined if a ruling that only Parliament can trigger Brexit is overturned, a former lord chief justice has said.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2016

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The vicious assault on UK judges by the Brexit press is a threat to democracy – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2016 in EC law, judiciary, media, news, parliament, referendums, treaties by sally

‘The judiciary is a vital pillar of our constitution. The government must defend it from these unconscionable attacks – or put all our freedoms at risk.’

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The Guardian, 4th November 2016

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Celebrity injunction: Sun on Sunday publisher makes payment – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2016 in damages, injunctions, media, news by sally

‘The publisher of the Sun on Sunday has agreed to make a payment to a celebrity who won the right to keep his name out of a “kiss and tell” story.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2016

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BBC defends defamation claim using justification defence – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 4th, 2016 in defamation, Islam, media, news by tracey

‘The BBC has successfully defended a claim that it defamed a London imam before the High Court in London.’

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BBC News, 3rd November 2016

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Culture Secretary statement to Parliament on press regulation issues – Home Office

Posted November 2nd, 2016 in consultations, corruption, inquiries, media, parliament, police, press releases by tracey

‘Culture Secretary Karen Bradley gave an oral statement to Parliament on a consultation seeking views on two issues relating to the Leveson Inquiry.’

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Home Office, 1st November 2016

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Phone-hacking inquiry: Consultation to take place over part two – BBC News

Posted November 2nd, 2016 in consultations, corruption, inquiries, interception, media, news, police, telecommunications by tracey

‘A consultation is to take place on whether the second part of the Leveson Inquiry into phone hacking should go ahead, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 1st November 2016

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Sun journalist wins appeal over corrupt payments conviction – Daily Telegraph

‘Crime reporter Anthony France – the only journalist to be successfully tried in the wake of a police investigation into payments to public officials – has won an appeal against his conviction.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th October 2016

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MPs and peers question independence of press watchdog – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2016 in complaints, Islam, media, news, religious discrimination, terrorism, women by sally

‘The press watchdog is facing questions over its independence after Trevor Kavanagh, one of its board members, used his regular Sun column to criticise the Channel 4 News reporter Fatima Manji just days after her complaint against the tabloid was rejected.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2016

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Whose Article 10 rights – the journalist or the confidential source? – Panopticon

Posted October 26th, 2016 in appeals, confidentiality, disclosure, human rights, media, news, police by sally

‘Does a media corporation breach a source’s article 10 rights by voluntarily disclosing their identity to the police? Is source confidentiality lost by criminal conduct? These are the questions that the Court of Appeal had to grapple with in the appeal against conviction brought by former prison officer Robert Norman.’

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Panopticon, 24th October 2016

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Christopher Biggins cleared by Ofcom over Big Brother bisexual comments – BBC News

Posted October 26th, 2016 in children, complaints, media, news, transsexuals by sally

‘Comments about bisexuality made by Christopher Biggins on Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother have been found not in breach of broadcasting rules.’

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BBC News, 24th October 2016

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