Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 29 Oct

Tuesday 29 October 2013

Summary
The Trial Opens
Peter Jukes will be Live Tweeting
Mr Justice Saunders Opens the Trial
Rebekah Brooks forced to change QC
The Judge advises the Jury on Social Media

The Trial Opens
Peter Jukes will be Live Tweeting
Left the courtroom and can confirm Judge has ordered we can live tweet prosecution argument in #hacking trial @DBanksy @nigelpauley
I will be live tweeting prosecution opening arguments in the Hacking trial on @peterjukes
Just to reiterate: reporting restrictions are to ensure a fair trial. In principle, once the jury are told something, it can be reported
Mr Justice Saunders Opens the Trial
Justice Saunders directs jury to ignore Private Eye cover. “It is a joke which in the circumstance of today is in particularly bad taste.”
Saunders on importance of phone hacking trial and related publicity “Not only the defendants are on trial British justice is on trial”
At the Old Bailey the jury have been told opening statements will now be tomorrow at 2pm. “Things crop up” said judge, explaining the delay
Justice Saunders warned jurors on pop stars, celebrities or politicians who may comment on the case “Ignore what they say”
In unusually long directions to jurors, Saunders told them not to comment or read comments about trial on social media, or google research
Saunders to jurors: ” Do not look up back up editions of newspapers. Do not look up anything in search engines on Google or Yahoo”
” Well know actors, musicians and politicians may publish blogs and send tweets on… topics which they know very little” #hackingtrial 1/3
2/2 “I hope they do not do so so during trial… They may be breaking the law.” Saunders to jurors at #hackingtrial
3/3 ” Do not read them to avoid any possibility you will be influenced…If you do come across comment…. ignore it… You know more”.
Rebekah Brooks forced to change QC
It can also be reported that the trial was delayed from September because Rebekah Brooks was forced to change QC 1/3
The Judge advises the Jury on Social Media
Saunders on social media; “There is a great deal of information about this on social media such as twitter and Facebook” #hackingtrial 1/3
Saunders on social media 2/3 “Most of it is misleading and inaccurate. Some of it is offensive and demeaning.. ill informed.. a lot of abuse
Saunders on social media 3/3 “It is essential you put ALL that material you may have heard before the trial out of your mind.” #hackingtrial
The Attorney General has ruled @PrivateEyeNews Halloween Special depicting Brooks as a witch is not in contempt of court #hackingtrial
Attorney General seems to have concluded the @PrivateEyeNews cover, although offensive, did not prejudice a fair trial for Rebekah Brooks
Rebekah Brooks‘ legal team revealed as gagging order lifted | News | The Lawyer http://www.thelawyer.com/news/practice-areas/litigation-news/rebekah-brooks-legal-team-revealed-as-gagging-order-lifted/3011705.article
“There have been a great deal of public comment… perhaps unprecedented, about phone hacking” Last telling comment from #hackingtrial judge
Just in case you missed: Phone-hacking charges in detail ably summarised by the excellent @jamesdoleman http://po.st/LTqEZ2 via @thedrum
Since Brooks’ split with her former QC is reportable, I hope the innocent technical reasons for that split are too
Support the book Sleeping Demons at Unbound – crowd funded publishing. http://unbound.co.uk/books/sleeping-demons
Let’s try again: if the prosecution opens at the #hackingtrial later today, I will be live tweeting it

Note: All the defendants deny all the charges. The trial continues.

Links: The Trial So Far | Full Trial Summary | Indexed Evidence | Breaking News

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