Arrested for reporting on rape gang trial. Charged with contempt of court.
The incorrigible Sunni Peterson has yet another run-in with the law.
MSNBC's Chris Matthews and Washington Post's Eugene Robinson discuss why McCain never looked at Obama during the debate.
The wackiest court in the world!!
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Republicans walk out of Congress over contempt proceedings, New Mexico finally goes for Hillary Clinton, and Mitt Romney endorses John McCain.
The House Judiciary Committee has voted to hold Karl Rove in contempt of Congress. Now the decision to take the matter to the House floor for vote lies with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Could Rove be headed for jail?
The House Judiciary Committee has voted to hold Karl Rove in contempt of Congress after repeated efforts to get him to testify under oath. Now the decision lies with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Is Karl Rove headed to jail?
‘BE YOU EVER SO HIGH, THE LAW IS ABOVE YOU’ -- ESPECIALLY THE LAW OF CONTEMPT
An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers
Without a law of contempt; “contempt of court”, that is -- the judicial system as we know it would simply not exist.
There are those who might claim that the Law of Contempt is a judicial invention which has evolved to mete out punishment to those who affront the dignity of the court. But on reflection, such a law must exist and prevail, not only, in the words of Sedley LJ in the Foreword, ‘to protect the courts – and now the unified tribunals too – from the corruption or debasement of their role…’, but also, ‘to maintain the power of enforcement of court orders’.
Quoting Lord President Clyde in the Introduction, the matter is examined further in that ‘the offence (contempt of court) ‘consists in interfering with the administration of the law; in impeding and perverting the course of justice….It is not the dignity of the Court which is offended…it is the fundamental supremacy of the law which is challenged.’
Since the last edition of ‘Borrie and Lowe’, published 15 years ago, radical changes have occurred, in what editor, Ian Cram refers to as the ‘technological and constitutional environment’, namely the IT revolution and the advent of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the manifold implications of that, even though the proposed repeal or reform of the Act has fallen by the wayside at least temporarily following the election of a coalition government in the UK in May 2010.
Interestingly, there is a commentary in ‘Whither the Human Rights Act’ in Chapter 17!
Another departure from the previous edition, which was
written in its entirety by two authors, is that this new edition brings together the work of a team of academics and specialist practitioners, all experts in this field. The resulting diversity of interpretations and viewpoints is fascinating.
Part of the excellent Butterworths Common Law Series which we would normally see on the judicial bench, this clear and authoritative work has emerged as the definitive reference to the law of contempt for legal practitioners, judges and academics.
Logically structured in six parts for ease of reference, the work covers strict liability…personal injury damages…interference with the administration of justice…contempt proceedings and of course, much more, including ‘The protection of journalists’ sources’ in Part VI.
As you’d expect, the book contains a wealth of useful research tools, including extensive tables of cases, statutes, statutory instruments and European and International legislation. There’s a detailed index and two appendices, namely: Contempt of Court Act 1981 and the Human Rights Act 1998.
The book’s scholarship and topicality (as at August 2010) make it a ‘must purchase’ decision for all practitioners…. “be you ever so high!”
Two months after convicting him of contempt of court, the Pakistani Supreme Court has now dismissed Yousuf Raza Gilani from his prime minister spot.
Wendy Williams dishes the hottest gossip on her talk show. But she's been heating things up off-camera too! The TV host can now add "romance novelist" to her resume! Wendy broke the news on Thursday, tweeting, "Wendy's sexy new romance novel, Hold Me in Contempt hits stores April 1st!" So is Hold Me in Contempt set to be the new Fifty Shades of Grey? According to Harper Collins, the new romance writer is bringing on the heat in her first ever, no-holds barred, down and dirty romance novel.
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For the second time this year, Karl Rove is ignoring a subpeona from the House Judiciary Committee to testify under oath. ANP tracks down Rove to get his side of the story... and gets dissed.
Today we're featuring a report on Karl Rove. For the second time, Rove is ignoring a congressional subpoena to testify under oath. ANP tracks down Rove to get his side of the story... and gets DISSED.
Ian Freeman from nationally syndicated radio show Free Talk Live has been arrested while in court over a couch and jailed for 93 days. This is live footage. More information at *******www.freekeene****