Respect for the law

Not Saussure is questioning whether the press should have identified a certain 17-year-old boy convicted of the possession of a small amount of cannabis.

Assuming he was dealt with in the youth court and the District Judge didn’t make any order lifting the automatic ban on publishing his details (imposed by s49(1) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933) then the fourth estate had better get its cheque books ready.


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