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Sumption and Wilson confirmed as new Supreme Court justices – The Lawyer

“The Supreme Court has confirmed the appointment of Jonathan Sumption QC as one of two new justices for the UK’s highest court.”

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The Lawyer, 4th May 2011

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Review: Stephen Sedley’s Ashes and Sparks – The Guardian

“Sedley’s model of human rights is problematic, but his essay collection reveals one of the finest justices of his generation.”

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The Guardian, 28th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Child abuse trial judge accused of being drunk in court – The Guardian

“The legal watchdog is investigating a crown court judge after he was accused of being ‘influenced by alcohol’ during a trial in which an alleged paedophile was freed.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Accused wins appeal after judge told him: ‘Shut your mouth’ – Daily Telegraph

“A defendant who was told by a judge to “shut your mouth and listen” just before he had to give evidence on why he had two knives in his car has had his subsequent convictions overturned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Independent press crucial to the administration of justice, says lord chief justice – The Guardian

“An independent press is crucial to the administration of justice, the lord chief justice of England and Wales said during a lecture in Israel on Monday night.”

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The Guardian, 29th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related link: The Judiciary and the Media (PDF)

Politicians to blame for human rights rulings, says judge – Daily Telegraph

“Politicians should stop criticising human rights ruling as they are to blame for tying the hands of courts, the country’s most senior judge signalled yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Court cases should be on TV, says top civil judge – BBC News

“The top civil judge in England and Wales has suggested televising hearings to increase confidence in justice.”

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BBC News, 17th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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