Category Archives: Law and justice

Why should a politician resign for taking drugs?

Mark Thompson uses the resurfacing of an allegation that George Osborne once took cocaine to make a direct hit on the hypocrisy of British drugs laws. Clearly many people in Britain seem to expect that a politician should resign for … Continue reading

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Justice at last for Ian Tomlinson

Today is a good day for British justice. The Crown Prosecution Service has finally changed its deeply flawed decision not to prosecute PC Simon Harwood for any offence in connection with the death of Ian Tomlinson. PC Harwood will now … Continue reading

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Are hyper-injunctions compatible with the Human Rights Act?

Cross-posted from Liberal Democrat Voice. “Justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done.” That famous aphorism is commonly quoted, though perhaps not in the courts that hand down hyper-injunctions whose very existence … Continue reading

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What a hyper-injunction looks like

I never thought I would be writing these words about a British court, but here goes. In this country a court can make an injunction that not only prevents those involved in a case from talking about its details or … Continue reading

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