Archive for March 12th, 2009

Texting peer freed after appeal – BBC News

“A peer who was jailed for 12 weeks for sending and receiving text messages while driving on the M1 has been released by the Court of Appeal.”

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BBC News, 12th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Baby P inquiry: 200,000 children at risk of violence or abuse, says Lord Laming – Daily Telegraph

“Two hundred thousand children are at risk of violence or abuse in their own home, according to an official report from Lord Laming commissioned after the death of Baby P.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

BBC programme broke law with botnets, says lawyer – OUT-LAW.com

“A BBC programme has broken the Computer Misuse Act by acquiring and using software to control 22,000 computers, creating a botnet capable of bringing down websites. A technology law specialist has said that the activity is illegal.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th March 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Legal aid in 21st-century Britain – The Guardian

“This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Legal Aid and Advice Act, but how successful is the system in providing state-funded help to those in need?”

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The Guardian, 12th March 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

No charges for shooting officers – BBC News

“Police involved in shooting a man dead at Guildford Cathedral will not face criminal charges, says the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).”

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BBC News, 12th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lord Judge: recession could harm judicial diversity – The Times

“The economic recession could hit efforts to broaden the make-up of the judiciary to bring in candidates from less traditional backgrounds, Britain’s most senior judge said yesterday.”

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The Times, 12th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Mohamed ‘not the only victim’ – The Guardian

“According to evidence heard at the high court during proceedings brought on behalf of Binyam Mohamed, an interrogation policy that subsequently led to detainees being tortured in Pakistan was devised by MI5 lawyers and figures in government. The Guardian has learned from other sources that the interrogation policy was directed at a high level in Whitehall, and that it has been further developed since Mohamed’s detention in 2002.”

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The Guardian, 12th March 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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