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#TwitterJokeTrial Judgment Published – A Win for Common Sense and Freedom of Speech

July 27, 2012 Twitter Joke Trial

Further to our blawg post from December 2010 regarding Paul Chambers’ conviction and failed appeal in the #TwitterJokeTrial, it is great to hear that Paul’s High Court appeal, led by David Allen Green, has succeeded. Allowing the appeal, marking a win for common sense, reason and freedom of speech, the Court stated, at para 38 […]

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#IAmSpartacus: #TwitterJokeTrial and #TwJokeTrialFund in December 2010

December 1, 2010 Twitter Joke Trial

It may be argued that none of these were quite as menacing as the first tweet by Paul Chambers, but if the English judiciary is to stand by its precedent, then why has no further enforcement taken place? The reason is that society, which takes a place in any legal system, has revolted against what is surely one of the most misguided pieces of judicial reasoning of the 21st century, principally due to the common failure of the law being able to keep up with technology.

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