Friday, 31 July 2009

Simon Singh refused right to appeal

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In breaking news via the legal blogger Jack of Kent, we learn that Simon Singh has failed in his written application to the Court of Appeal for permission to appeal May's preliminary ruling on the meaning of the word "bogus" in his Guardian piece on chiropractic, over which the British Chiropractic Association are suing him for libel.

According to Jack of Kent, Singh will now have the option of making an oral application before the Court of Appeal.

More details here when we know them.

3 comments:

M. Tully said...

One thing I have often wondered as an American, the framers of the US Constitution cited the importance of English Whig dissent as a compelling reason for the complete free exchange of ideas, it's one of those things that Americans' take great pride in (even though we do prove Mill's fears right about social pressures)that has never failed us. Yet England, which has copied the US in other much less successful ventures, still hasn't codified it.

I wonder why that is? I imagine it may be for the same reasons the US population holds to an exceptionalist rationale despite evidence on issues, but I am interested to hear from those that live there.

Full disclosure, if you ask me why we in the US continue with policies that have been proven to be less than optimal, most of the time I just have to shrug my shoulders and say, "I wish I knew."

Vince said...

I am interested to hear from those that live there.
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