News: MPs must not let fear of contempt water down phone hacking report – David Banks

15 04 2012

The Commons media select committee is coming under increasing pressure to tone down its report into phone hacking for fear that it might prejudice potential trials stemming from the scandal.

The attorney general, Dominic Grieve, will meet with members of the committee on Monday and it is understood he will talk to them about the issue of contempt of court and the possibility that their report may cause prosecutions to be abandoned because of prejudicial pre-publicity. Read the rest of this entry »