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IS NATIONALISM A PROTECTED BELIEF?

I am involved in an employment case where the Claimant is claiming that she has been the subject of direct discrimination due to her philosophical belief, namely nationalism, contrary to the Equality Act 2010.      The Respondent has reserved it position until my client’s witness evidence has been served, but they have indicated that they are likely to concede that…

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Further Thoughts On Hate Speech Laws

I have written previously about hate speech laws, see here. In ‘The Harm in Hate Speech’ [1]Jeremy Waldron uses the concept of human dignity to justify hate speech laws.  In particular he examines the concept within the context of ‘group libel’, which he views as an attack on the dignity of members of the relevant group.[2]  He also seeks to…

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CARL BENJAMIN – DEFAMATION & BREACHES OF ELECTION LAW

The prospective MEP candidate Carl Benjamin was the subject of articles in the Sun and the Daily Mail, which claim he condones the sexual abuse and rape of young boys. Mr Benjamin alleges that the quotes have been taken out of context and pasted together from different online discussions. Furthermore, the Daily Mail have referred to messages from a fake…

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Trump’s criticism of the media to be investigated by House Democrats.

See https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-28/house-democrats-to-probe-trump-attacks-on-fbi-courts-media. Witnesses are expected to be called but details so far are sparse. The potential implications of this would be quite extraordinary, namely the controlling of the President's choice of words when responding to or commenting on press coverage.

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Corporal Punishment and Retribution

Introduction I have written previously about retribution as a justification for the punishment of criminals, in the context of an article on capital punishment, see here.  The purpose of this article is to elaborate on that justification and to examine the human rights argument against corporal punishment. Retribution It is important to distinguish retribution from mere revenge.  To take revenge…

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Lawsuit Against SPLC

See here for details of a lawsuit against the SPLC by a lawyer, formerly employed by the City of Baltimore.  The grounds of the lawsuit, include the allegation that the SPLC paid for stolen documents and documents covered by Attorney-Client privilege.  Here is an article by the SPLC about the complainant. The lawsuit ties in with this article I wrote,…

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