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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IPCC to assess Sir Norman Bettison’s Hillsborough book – BBC News

Posted October 24th, 2016 in complaints, inquests, media, news, police, prosecutions, sport, unlawful killing by michael

‘A book by a former chief inspector about his involvement in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster will be assessed by the police watchdog and prosecutors.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2016

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Regulator clears Kelvin MacKenzie after hijab article complaints – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2016 in complaints, media, news, religious discrimination by tracey

‘A complaint from a Channel 4 presenter about a column written in The Sun by Kelvin MacKenzie has not been upheld.’

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BBC news, 19th October 2016

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Philip Turvey wins defamation settlement against Daniel Curran of Heir Hunters – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2016 in costs, damages, defamation, media, news by tracey

‘TV genealogist to pay damages after conceding that rival was maligned by campaign to circulate false information.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2016

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Ched Evans’ family may ‘take action’ against Loose Women – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2016 in complaints, consent, media, news, rape by sally

‘The family of footballer Ched Evans have said they may take legal action after a discussion of his rape acquittal on ITV’s Loose Women.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2016

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Star Wars firm fined £1.6m over Harrison Ford injury – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2016 in accidents, fines, health & safety, media, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A production company behind the latest Star Wars movie has been fined £1.6m ($2m) after Harrison Ford broke his leg on set.’

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BBC News, 12th October 2016

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Newspapers warned of heavy fines if they identify sex case victims – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2016 in anonymity, disclosure, fines, media, news, victims by tracey

‘Media lawyers have warned that the next national newspaper found guilty of identifying the alleged victim of a sexual assault is likely to face a six-figure penalty, following the latest case, which has resulted in an £80,000 fine for the Telegraph.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2016

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