Case Law: David Miranda v Secretary of State, Detention challenge dismissed – Rosalind English

20 02 2014

David MirandaIn the case of David Miranda v Secretary of State for the Home Department, the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis and three interveners ([2014] EWHC 255 (Admin)) the High Court rejected all the arguments supporting David Miranda’s application for judicial review of his detention at Heathrow Airport in August last year. Read the rest of this entry »





Comparing David Miranda to phone hackers wilfully misses the point – Brian Cathcart

4 09 2013

David_Miranda_0Does it show double standards to condemn David Miranda’s detention without criticising the arrest of journalists suspected of illegal phone hacking and bribery? There are news organisations that want us to believe it does. Read the rest of this entry »





Dissent Into Darkness: The Misuse of Law to Stifle Criticism – Oliver O’Callaghan

25 08 2013

silencing-dissentDissent is one of the key functions of a free press. Even above the provision of information, the provocation of democratic debate, or the search for truth; the ability to openly and freely criticise government is perhaps the paramount reason why we as a society enshrine the protection of the press and of speech. Read the rest of this entry »