News comes this morning of Simon Singh winning his appeal as part of his defence against a libel claim by the British Chiropractic Association.
Stephen Curry has written a fine piece about the delivery of the judgment and highlighting some parts of it.
The Guardian reports on Simon’s victory here (and continues with points about why libel reform is needed).
Download the judgment for yourself and read the thoughts of the three most senior judges in the UK. Seems Mr Justice Eady was a bit off the mark in his initial judgment. But Mr Justice Eady was the judge responsible for the Nightjack judgment.
Paragraph 34 in particular is something that deserves quoting.
As is the final paragraph, which states simply “This appeal must be allowed.”
As Index On Censorship reminds us
The judgment criticised the BCA, saying its action had created an “unhappy impression” that the case was “an endeavour by the BCA to silence one of its critics”.
This case has cost Simon 2 years of his life and around £200,000.
Sense About Science comments on the judgment here.
James O’Malley has interviews with Simon Singh and his lawyer, Robert Dougan.
Now why are our MPs blocking libel reform?