In the Media

Jury system is under threat from irresponsible press, says Grieve

PUBLISHED December 2, 2011

The press testing the boundaries of reporting in criminal cases could undermine the jury system, the attorney general has warned.

In a speech at City University on contempt and balancing the freedom of the press with the fair administration of justice, Dominic Grieve QC said he had become increasingly concerned at what he perceived to be ?the increasing tendency of the press to test the boundaries of what was acceptable over the reporting of criminal cases?.

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