Twitter case to be heard by Lord Judge
7th June 2012
A case in which a man is being tried for sending a menacing electronic communication via Twitter in which he threatened to blow up an airport is to be heard by Britain’s most senior judge.
The trial of Paul Chambers, which relates to an incident that took place at Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport in January 2010, took another twist last month when two High Court judges failed to agree whether or not his actions amounted to his being deemed a menace to society.
It has been reported that the Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge has been asked to chair a panel of three to finally bring an end to the action, with the latest appeal scheduled to take place on 27th June.
Despite both Chambers and the Crown Prosecution Service enlisting the assistance of barristers and solicitors with some of the most high-profile lawyer jobs in the country, neither side were able to persuade the High Court representatives that their argument was the definitively correct one – this split decision has been labelled ‘exceptional’ by one of the legal professionals involved in the case.