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Monday, September 11, 2006

British Laws Govern Flow of Info about Suspects in Plot to Blow Up Airliners, Other Pending Trials

The AP's Paisley Dodds writes that the current balance in British law between the right to know and the defendant's right to a fair trial will limit the amount of information that journalists can print about the suspects in the most recent terror plot against the U.S. Limitations on what media may publish about defendants and about ongoing trials are routine, but some media have challenged bans and one, the Sunday Mirror, printed an article, that led to a fine for contempt of court. Read more here.

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