Thursday, 16 June 2011

The Evening Standard's 'Internet threatens justice' headline

I've just been reading the Evening Standard on the tube home. Specifically, the story about Lord Judge sentencing a juror to 8 months in prison for contempt of court after she contacted a defendant via Facebook.

The headline which accompanies the story in the paper edition of The Evening Standard on page 7 reads:
Judge: Internet threatens justice
I was intrigued to read that the very same Lord Judge is later quoted in the article as saying:
"The problem therefore is not the Internet. The potential problems arise from the activities of jurors who disregard the long-established principles which underpin the right of every citizen to a fair trial."
I would suggest that The Evening Standard's headline is somewhat misleading. But such is the nature of headlines, I suppose.
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