The meaning of justice

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http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.com/2018/05/mi5-mi6-mossad-and-cia-free-speech-and.html

I think the State has got its knickers in a twist with this, The Chabloz case and the Dunkula case. I looked at the court listings for the Leeds Case and to say its extensive is an understatement, That Tommy pleaded guilty is I think an indication of how poorly advised he in fact was.
As for the Secret Barrister, he should remain anonymous should he reveal his identity no one would instruct his chambers.

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The Secret Barrister

This will be (for now) my last word on the Tommy Robinson appeal. My legal analysis based on the facts as we now know them deals exhaustively and exhaustingly with the law; my reflections at the conclusion of that piece on whether I was too hasty to assume the correctness of the procedure, I stand by. Being quick to form views in the absence of the full facts is a bear trap I haughtily deplore when others fall in; it is only right to acknowledge if and when I teeter on the brink myself.

But I want to say something, for what little it is worth, about our understanding of justice. And my leaping-off point for this is something that a number of people have drawn my attention to today – this leader in The Sun.

The tweets to me accompanying this photo have been almost uniform: Who’d Have Thunk…

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What on earth happened to poor Tommy Robinson? 10 Things You Should Know.

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https://longhairedmusings.wordpress.com/2019/07/04/free-speech-on-line-harms-act-and-eu-web-censorship-the-tommy-robinson-not-his-real-name-case-should-have-us-all-up-in-arms-first-they-came-for-the-free-speech/ Free Speech, On-Line Harms Act and EU Web censorship. The Tommy Robinson (Not his real name) case should have us all up in arms! First They came for the Free Speech. Read the guidance yourself I think that Tommy was denied a proper Brief familiar with both the Canterbury case and the Extent one was a Big Own Goal by the presiding Judge and the prosecuting Officer.

http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.com/2018/05/mi5-mi6-mossad-and-cia-free-speech-and.html

I think the State has got its knickers in a twist with this, The Chabloz case and the Dunkula case. I looked at the court listings for the Leeds Case and to say its extensive is an understatement, That Tommy pleaded guilty is I think an indication of how poorly advised he in fact was.
As for the Secret Barrister, he should remain anonymous should he reveal his identity no one would instruct his chambers.

The Secret Barrister

It can now be reported that Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League, convicted fraudster, sometime-football hooligan and self-reinvented free speech advocate, was on Friday 25 May 2018 imprisoned for 13 months for contempt of court after livestreaming a broadcast, including footage of participants in a criminal trial, outside Leeds Crown Court.

Some people will have seen reference to this on social media; others may have had the plight of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – to use his real name – drawn to their attention by the hordes of protestors storming London over the May bank holiday weekend. But there has not, until today, been mainstream coverage of the case due to a reporting restriction – what is known as a “postponement order” – that forbade publication of these facts until after the conclusion of the trial upon which he was purporting to “report”.

While, as we’ll see below…

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Tommy Robinson’s appeal: what happened?

The Secret Barrister

Today the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) heard the appeal of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson).

Judgment was reserved, meaning the Court’s decision will not be known for another couple of weeks. However it is worth, given the events of today, having a quick look at what happened. In doing so, I am grateful to the excellent Lizzie Dearden of the Independent who provided a comprehensive live-blog of the hearing from the Royal Courts of Justice, as well as the indispensable Matthew Scott who live-tweeted the hearing, and whose blogpost on the subject tells you everything you could ever need to know.

Background

Some of the background was set out in my first blog after Yaxley-Lennon was committed to prison for contempt at Leeds Crown Court on 25 May 2018. The full facts were, and to an extent are still, unknown. The judgment will, when it is handed down…

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The Tommy Robinson judgment – what does it all mean?

The Secret Barrister

Today the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) handed down judgment in the appeal of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson), partially allowing the appeal and directing a rehearing at the Crown Court.

What does this mean? Has Tommy been proven innocent? Is this a victory for freedom of speech?

Let’s break it down.

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  1. How did this all start?

Yaxley-Lennon was committed to prison for 13 months on 25 May 2018, after attending a trial at Leeds Crown Court and streaming a live-feed on Facebook in which he broadcasted details of the trial and of the defendants. That particular trial was subject to reporting restrictions imposed by the judge, prohibiting reporting of the details until the conclusion of the trial, and of other linked proceedings. By broadcasting in the way that he did, Yaxley-Lennon was in breach of the reporting restriction, an act which amounts to contempt of court. A year earlier…

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Free Speech, On-Line Harms Act and EU Web censorship. The Tommy Robinson (Not his real name) case should have us all up in arms! First They came for the Free Speech.

1. Tommy Robinson is on trial again tomorrow for the same contempt of court matter he was already jailed for once. I’ll be covering the trial on Twitter as always, and also on video. We’re also bringing https://t.co/VcbFInCWS1 — because you can’t trust the Media Party. — Ezra Levant 🍁 (@ezralevant) July 3, 2019 https://twitter.com/PMotels/status/1146725112177156096Continue reading Free Speech, On-Line Harms Act and EU Web censorship. The Tommy Robinson (Not his real name) case should have us all up in arms! First They came for the Free Speech.