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Foreign Case Law

Privy Council, Andre Paul Terence Ambard V. The Attorney General of Trinidad (1936)

Privy Council decision on what comprises a ‘fair comment’, in the context of the right of an ordinary citizen to criticize “in good faith in private or public the public act done in seat of justice”.

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U.S. Supreme Court, Pennekamp V. State of Florida (1946)

Justice Frankfurter commented on the concept of ‘Judicial Superiority’, and stated why the doctrine of Contempt of Court is needed – that is, since even if the Judges would not be consciously influenced by anything not seen or heard in court and by what is judicially appropriate, they are but human, and can be unconsciously influenced by ‘irresponsible print’.

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