Siemer appeal to challenge judges’ suppression power

Maverick web publisher Vince Siemer has won his latest tilt at judicial secrecy.

The Supreme Court today allowed Mr Siemer to challenge what has been a judge's inherent right to suppress judgments in criminal cases.

The American businessman was sentenced to imprisonment in May for publishing a suppressed judgment which revealed those charged as a result of the 2007 Urewera raids were to be tried by a judge alone and not a jury.

 

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