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OPEN LETTER On Behalf of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Their Children

Rest assured that we continue to take legal steps to manage these incidents as they occur. But we are aware that many people who read and enjoy the publications that fuel the market for unauthorised photos of children do not know about the unacceptable circumstances behind what are often lovely images. The use of these photos is usually dressed up with fun, positive language about the ‘cute’, ‘adorable’ photos and happy write ups about the family. We feel readers deserve to understand the tactics deployed to obtain these pictures.

OXYMORONIC: The Commentary on the Lack of Commentary on Sally Ride’s Sexual Orientation By Robin Barnes

Who has truly disrespected Ride’s memory and wishes? The editor’s at the Times or Andrew Sullivan?

The Edwards Affair By Robin Barnes

Prospective jurors were asked their opinions of Mr. Edwards, their views on adultery, and their political leanings. Similar to the media coverage of the affair, none of these issues relate to issues of justice and fairness in democracy, nor has the case sparked any meaningful debate about campaign finance laws in general.

Big Brother on Steroids! By Robin Barnes

In United States versus Jones, the US Supreme Court upheld the suspect’s privacy rights against invasion because the tracking device was secured via trespass upon private property.  The Court failed to address the more substantial potential for invasion that requires nothing more than mining data ubiquitously stored by thousands of corporate entities. Justice Sonya Sotomayor […]

The Ongoing [Public Media] Trial of Casey Anthony By Robin Barnes

Here we go again. The media is once again on the wrong story. Does Anthony’s acquittal means that police are obligated to continue the search? How about a documentary or extended report on the role of politics in this made for TV criminal case? A prosecutor in the Casey Anthony trial recently announced he will run for the state attorney’s office in Florida.

Committee in UK Parliament Seek Reform of Defamation Law and Government Intervention

UK report on Defamation limits defenses against libel claims to strike a fairer balance between the protection of reputation and tabloid “free speech.”

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/joint-select/draft-defamation-bill1/news/publication-report/

Does It Get Anymore Dysfunctional Than This? By Robin Barnes

If a lawyer wants to mount a soap box about shame and respect, examine the antics of the paparazzi and the publishers for whom they stalk about and assess the extent of the fear and shame they feel when facing the “might and power” of the system, while represented by lawyers hiding behind the First Amendment.

Making Sport of Humiliating Celebrities, Capitalizing on Suicide, Are We Entertained Yet? By Robin Barnes

Entertainment Television has sunk to a new low, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” are filming, editing and depicting scene where they discuss the recent suicide of 47 year old Russell Armstrong. Cast members shared their feelings and speculated about the reasons why he hung himself, as if they were absent during all the previous episodes where his marital woes were paraded before international audiences.

Intelligent Observations about Rioting in the UK By Robin Barnes

Angry young people with nothing to do and little to lose are turning on their own communities, and they cannot be stopped, and they know it.

Murdoch’s News Corp Will Not Gain Controlling Interest of British Sky Broadcasting Group By Robin Barnes

The satellite broadcasting company headquartered in London, known as BSkyB, narrowly escaped Murdoch’s grasp.   After years of calling for meaningful analysis of the legal grounds used to support the widespread abuse of media power, it’s refreshing to note that News Corp’s phone-hacking scandal has been appropriately addressed on one side of the Atlantic.  It was […]