Good news

Media are to be given access to the courts at all levels for the first time after Mr Straw pledged to "shed more light" on the hidden legal system.

Press are likely to still be subject to tight reporting restrictions surrounding anonymity but it will mean being able to sit in on cases currently barred to all but those involved.

Not only must justice be done, justice must be seen to be done.

3 comments on “Good news

  1. Including the family courts, where some of the worst injustices occur?

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

    In particular, I’ll believe it if he is still saying the same thing AFTER the forthcoming general election.

  2. More openness is needed, but this is a bad way to do it. There are proper credentialed “journalists” who will be allowed to know things but restricted in what they can say – and who become a little more tightly bound into the state machinery by this step.

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