Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Net news archives threaten court cases and should be removed

The former Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, has reportedly said that news archives on the internet threaten the integrity of some court cases and should be removed.

"Articles relating to high-profile court cases should be removed from online news archives, the former Lord Chancellor has told the BBC.

Lord Falconer believes the action is necessary to avoid news stories written before a case influencing its outcome.

Action would be necessary for around 20 cases a year, he said, in trials which attract a lot of pre-trial coverage."

Thanks to Glyn at ORG for the pointer.

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