UK Court Stomps Challenge To Press Regulation Charter

Law360, New York (October 30, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT) -- A U.K. court on Wednesday shot down the newspaper industry’s effort to derail a new press regulation package approved by politicians that same day amid revelations of the first guilty pleas from journalists in the phone-hacking and bribery investigation that has rocked British media since 2011.

The High Court of Justice refused to grant an injunction preventing ministers on the Queen’s Privy Council from implementing a royal charter that would create a self-regulatory commission for the press that would have the power to adjudicate complaints and...
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