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- In this thread, @kirkkorner (despite obstacles) discusses the limits of Single Justice Procedure - for the justice… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 5 days ago
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Tag Archives: twitter
In a nice bit of serendipity, I discovered yesterday that the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism’s ‘Justice Wide Open‘ event on 29 February will fall in ‘Open Justice Week’, a new initiative led by James Doleman, of the Tommy … Continue reading
So, just how many super injunctions and anonymous privacy injunctions are there? Even the Master of the Rolls doesn’t know, but various newspapers have had a stab at guessing. I’ve produced a table for the Inforrm blog which gives dates, … Continue reading
The noise around super injunctions is getting louder, especially in tabloid quarters. But, as Alan Rusbridger said this week in his Anthony Sampson speech, the newspapers’ approach to the public interest is often inconsistent: “We sometimes send confusing signals about … Continue reading
Thoughtless tweeting can’t be blamed for this error: it appears to have started with a mainstream news organisation. Representative Gabrielle Giffords did not die as initially reported by NPR News and others and is in hospital following Saturday’s shooting in … Continue reading
Forgive the poor headline, but worth flagging up that according to Times media reporter Alexi Mostrous, the judge has given him permission to tweet from Westminster magistrates court during Wikileaks editor Julian Assange’s appeal for bail. Mostrous writes on Twitter: … Continue reading