The Sun still has the “Enemies of the People” in its sights – Julian Petley

1 10 2019

Glancing at the headlines of the Brexit press on 25 September 2019, one could have been forgiven for expecting a veritable flood of anti-juridicalism in their inside pages. Thus the Express demanded  ‘Unlawful? What’s lawful about denying 17.4m Brexit?’; the Mail focussed on Johnson’s reaction with ‘Boris blasts: Who runs Britain’? Read the rest of this entry »

India: Conflict in the Supreme Court, a judicial press conference to complain about the Chief Justice – Suneet Sharma

13 02 2018

In early January 2018 four Indian Supreme Court Justices held a press conference in New Dehli to complain about the actions Chief Justice Dipak Misra. The public move came following a letter from the Justices presented to the Chief Justice four months earlier.   Read the rest of this entry »

The rule of law and press freedom – Lawrence McNamara

8 11 2016

daily-mail-brexit-judges-front-pageWhen some media coverage of last week’s High Court decision pitched judges as enemies or opponents of the people, the Lord Chancellor’s initial silence attracted, hour by hour, a louder chorus of demands that she speak up in defence of the judiciary.   Read the rest of this entry »

Courts: New Judge in Charge of the Jury and Non-Jury Lists

5 05 2015

FoskettThe Judiciary website has disclosed that Mr Justice Foskett (pictured) has been appointed as the Judge in Charge of the Jury and Non-Jury Lists.  The position has remained vacant since the retirement of Mr Justice Tugendhat in June 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Let the Judges Blog – Adam Wagner

20 08 2012

The legal blogosphere has recently been aflame with the news, first published on a magistrate’s blog, that the Senior Presiding Judge has sent new guidance [pdf] to judges banning them from blogging in their judicial capacity. The Senior President Judge has also threatened disciplinary action unless they remove existing content which breaches the new rules. Read the rest of this entry »