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JUN 14, 2014 - The Guardian

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Secret justice will lead to paranoia and it's not very British

The trial of two terrorism suspects will now be partially reported in the press after an appeal court ruling last week. This is nothing to celebrateThe Hon Mr Justice Andrew Nicol appears to have changed his mind over the years. "Does it really matter if a few cases go unreported?" he asked rhetorically, when he was a radical young barrister. Yes, of course it matters, he replied in his classic study, Media Law."Trials derive their legitimacy from being conducted in public; the judge presides as a surrogate for the people, who are entitled to see and approve the power ... Read More

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