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Justice as Fittingness

Geoffrey Cupit

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238621
eISBN:
9780191679698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238621.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book puts forward an original theory of the nature of justice. It maintains that injustice is to be understood as a form of unfitting treatment — typically the treatment of people as less than ... More


The Due Process of Law

Alfred Denning

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780406176080
eISBN:
9780191705113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780406176080.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Two central themes run through this book. The first is the workings of the various ‘measures authorised by the law so as to keep the streams of justice pure’ — that is to say, contempt of court, ... More


Introduction

Lord Denning

in The Due Process of Law

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780406176080
eISBN:
9780191705113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780406176080.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses many important developments in the law of contempt of court. Previously to the events discussed in this chapter there had been no recourse to the Court of Appeal. All the ... More


Conclusion

Lord Denning

in The Due Process of Law

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780406176080
eISBN:
9780191705113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780406176080.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The process of contempt of court is designed to secure that every person has a fair trial. It is a procedure by which the court condemns any conduct which tends to prejudice a fair trial. The present ... More


Privilege and Contempt

William McKay and Charles W. Johnson

in Parliament and Congress: Representation and Scrutiny in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199273621
eISBN:
9780191594281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273621.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, UK Politics

Privilege allows parliamentarians to perform their public duties without interference. The Commons uses its powers only when absolutely necessary for its defence. Freedom of speech protects Members ... More


Libel, Privacy, and Freedom of Expression

Eric Barendt

in The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009:

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199532711
eISBN:
9780191705489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.003.0041
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In comparison with its rich libel jurisprudence, the House has given relatively few rulings on the protection of personal privacy. Only five years ago it refused to recognise a common law privacy ... More


The Truth as Defence to Contempt *

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the Supreme Court's arbitrary use of its contempt power as shown in its judgment on the case of contempt against Arundhati Roy. In the last decade and a half, the Supreme ... More


The Ghost of Local Government

Anthony King

in The British Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter presents a debate on whether local government was a good thing or a bad thing. Local government had few detractors but many admirers, most of whom saw it as reflecting a distinctively ... More


A TYPOLOGY OF EMOTION

Ingmar Persson

in The Retreat of Reason: A dilemma in the philosophy of life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276905
eISBN:
9780191603198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276900.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The chief purpose of this chapter is to provide a classification of types of emotion which will be of use for the discussion of responsibility in part V. The classes of emotions which are of ... More


Protecting Reputation: The Principal Test for What is Defamatory

Lawrence McNamara

in Reputation and Defamation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231454
eISBN:
9780191710858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231454.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter evaluates the manner and extent to which reputation is protected under modern common law. Section I looks at the place moral judgment has occupied in the principal test for what is ... More


The Ridicule Test as the Basis for Actionability

Lawrence McNamara

in Reputation and Defamation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231454
eISBN:
9780191710858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231454.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter examines how a publication is actionable under the ridicule test, and the extent to which the test protects reputation. The formation of the test from 1680-1936 shows no clear sense of ... More


Hard Feelings: The Moral Psychology of Contempt

Macalester Bell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199794140
eISBN:
9780199332625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794140.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Contempt is often derided as a thoroughly nasty emotion inimical to the respect we owe all persons, but ethicists have said little about what contempt is or whether it deserves its ugly reputation. ... More


Prior Restraints

ERIC BARENDT

in Freedom of Speech

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199225811
eISBN:
9780191714139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225811.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

It is a commonplace observation that the law regards, and is right to regard, prior restraints on speech and writing with particular hostility. One fundamental question is whether the differences ... More


July 2009: Whose View Prevails?

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0041
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Discusses a case in which, after years of defying court orders to allow her ex-partner contact with his child, the court eventually lost patience and jailed the mother for contempt of court. Also ... More


Islands and imperialism

Christy Constantakopoulou

in The Dance of the Islands: Insularity, Networks, the Athenian Empire, and the Aegean World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215959
eISBN:
9780191706868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215959.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter argues that Athenian control over the Aegean transformed the very concept of insularity. Athenian attempts at justification of their control over the Aegean islands resulted in ... More


“A Colossal Effrontery to Justice”

Shawn Francis Peters

in The Catonsville Nine: An American Story

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827855
eISBN:
9780199950140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827855.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

When lawyers represented activists like the Catonsville Nine in court, Berrigan expected them to take a page from the playbook of the nonviolent revolutionaries they were defending. Their goal should ... More


Free Speech and the Judicial Process

ERIC BARENDT

in Freedom of Speech

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199225811
eISBN:
9780191714139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225811.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Powerful private institutions, such as the press and other media, should respect fundamental constitutional rights such as the right to a fair trial, a perspective which may require the courts to ... More


Contempt of the Legislature

DAVID CLARK and GERARD McCOY

in The Most Fundamental Legal Right: Habeas Corpus in the Commonwealth

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198265849
eISBN:
9780191715280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265849.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

The penal jurisdictions of modern legislatures include powers to summon persons, to examine them on oath, fine them, and even detain them for disobedience to legislative orders. These contempt powers ... More


The Summary Jurisdiction to Punish for Contempt of Court in Scotland

Sheriff T Welsh QC

in Essays in Criminal Law in Honour of Sir Gerald Gordon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640706
eISBN:
9780748651450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640706.003.0029
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses the summary jurisdiction of the court to punish for contempt of court in Scotland. It addresses four areas. First, it says something about the nature of the power and the ... More


In the face of the Court

Lord Denning

in The Due Process of Law

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780406176080
eISBN:
9780191705113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780406176080.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

It is an old phrase — ‘contempt in the face of the court’. It means a contempt which the judge sees with his own eyes: so that he needs no evidence of witnesses. He can deal with it himself at once. ... More


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