The English Law Commission has published a report on Contempt of Court: Juror Misconduct and Internet Publications
that deals with 3 main topics:
- recommending a new criminal offence for jurors conducting prohibited research, that is research on aspects o a case beyond what is revealed in court proceedings;
- recommending an exemption of contempt liability for publishers relating to archived online material and
- recommending a limited exception to the prohibition on jurors revealing their deliberations, in order to reveal miscarriages of justice, or to participate in carefully controlled research.
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