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HATE SPEECH LAW DEBATE

Below is a good video extract from a hate speech debate.  The speaker highlights the role of the UN & former USSR in the development of hate speech laws and the fact that it was designed to stifle a specific idea.  The motion is whether free speech should include hate speech and the speaker calls the idea of hate speech…

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Comments on the Lammy Review on the Criminal Justice System

The review by MP & Barrister David Lammy has just been published; see here for the "call for evidence analysis" and here for the full review.  The review is said by some to have 'exposed' racial bias within the Criminal Justice System, see here.  Lammy himself claims that the racial bias in the Criminal Justice System is a "ticking time bomb", see here.…

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ECJ RULES THAT VISEGRAD NATIONS MUST ACCEPT MIGRANT QUOTAS

The ECJ has rejected a challenge by Hungary & Slovakia, which was supported by  Poland (the Visegrad Nations minus the Czech Republic), to a supposedly temporary measure made by the Council of the European Union that required them to accommodate a specific number of migrants and/or purported refugees. I wrote a brief article on the case opinion given by Advocate…

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SDT SHOWS CLEMENCY TO SOLICITOR WHO BACKDATED LETTER

A solicitor who backdated a letter as part of a relief from sanctions application has been permitted to remain in practice. See here for the Law Society Gazette Article. Naomi Duxbury Tetley, who had practised as a solicitor since 2010, backdated the letter to avoid a professional negligence action. She was said to have been in an extreme panic and…

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FREE SPEECH FOR ADVOCATES OF SHARIA LAW

I noticed this-story about a Muslim convert who refused to stand during a Court hearing. The Defendant should have been required to stand in order to show respect for the proceedings but this is not what caught my interest. Apparently the Defendant is prohibited by a 2014 Anti Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) ‘from approaching members of the public in order…

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Free Speech and the Viscount St Davids Case

Rhodri Colwyn Philips, whose hereditary title is Viscount St Davids, recently abandoned his appeal against his sentence under section 127 of the Malicious Communications Act 2003. He withdrew his appeal after being informed by Judge Deborah Taylor, the Recorder of Westminster sitting at Southwark Crown Court, that the appeal could result in his sentence being increased. Viscount St Davids was…

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