Mr. Anderson QC’s recommendations for reforming Schedule 7

At the invitation of the Home Affairs Select Committee, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, David Anderson QC, set out recommendations to reform Schedule 7, which the Committee published on November 20, 2013. Continue reading Mr. Anderson QC’s recommendations for reforming Schedule 7

David Anderson’s Decision Not to Issue a Specific Report on Mr. Miranda’s Case

Promptly after Mr. Miranda’s detention, David Anderson QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation for the UK, began an investigation into the use of Schedule 7 to detain Mr. Miranda. Continue reading David Anderson’s Decision Not to Issue a Specific Report on Mr. Miranda’s Case

Mr. Miranda’s pending appeal to the UK Court of Appeals

Although the High Court concluded its Judgment by dismissing Mr. Miranda’s application for judicial review, on May 15, 2014, David Miranda received permission to appeal the judgment. Continue reading Mr. Miranda’s pending appeal to the UK Court of Appeals

Does the High Court’s Miranda Judgment comport with UK Supreme Court precedent?

Arguably, Lord Justice Law’s reasoning in Mr. Miranda’s case in regard to whether the police powers under Section 7 are overbroad and arbitrary and disproportionately interfere with freedom of expression conflicts with dicta in the UK Supreme Court’s decision in R v Gul [2013] UKSC [64 ] (Oct. 23, 2013). Continue reading Does the High Court’s Miranda Judgment comport with UK Supreme Court precedent?

The High Court’s Judgment Affirming the Legality of Mr. Miranda’s Detention

David Miranda -v- Secretary of State for the Home Department and Others, CO/111732/2013, [2014] EWHR 255 (High Ct. of Justice Divisional Ct. Feb. 19, 2014)

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The denial of interim relief to David Miranda

The Queen on the Application of David Miranda v. Secretary of State for the Home Dept and Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, CO/11732/2013, EWHC 2609 (Admin.) (High Ct of Justice Q.B. Div’l Ct. Aug. 23, 2013)

This proceeding concerned the application of David Miranda, the partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald, for interim relief to stop the defendants from examining and informing third parties of the contents of the material found Continue reading The denial of interim relief to David Miranda