Who still observes the law of contempt?

Ursula Smartt

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Considers the law of contempt in light of recent media coverage of the ‘Suffolk Ripper’. Examines the historical development of the law of contempt and the interpretation of the provisions of the Contempt of Court Act 1981. Argues that Britain is moving towards an American tradition where freedom to print trumps other considerations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-83
Number of pages8
JournalCriminal Law & Justice Weekly
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2007


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