Route to Verdict UPDATED: Justice Saunders New Directions to the Hacking Trial Jury

Now that former NOTW Royal Reporter Clive Goodman has returned after an illness that caused his departure from Court 12 to two months, Justice Saunders has updated his Directions to the Jury with the two counts involving Goodman – Counts 2 and 3. The rest of his route to verdict can be found here

The first count – that Goodman conspired with Andy Coulson to purchase a Royal phone directory from a Royal Protection officer has been slightly amended to only include the more sensitive Green Book – so that the jury can make a clean cut decision over the egregiousness of that misconduct compared to Count 3, which is the purchase of a less sensitive internal palace directory.

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Site Reactivated and Crowd Funded Journalism


There’s now a bit of story about this blog. I was planning to use it to complement my livetweeting of the opening arguments of the Old Bailey Trial, to update and include elements which could only be reported during ‘breaks’ from the court. But as explained in this miserable post, I ran out of money – just when I discovered live tweeting could continue throughout the trial. I prepared to retreat.  Then this happened

Crowdsourcing Live Reporting

So here it is: this blog will provide an archive of my tweets from the trial on a day by day basis, and any other relevant materials that come up in court.

It will also occasionally provide exclusive access to paid subscribers on material relevant to the trial, for easier reference or private discussion

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