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Sub Judice Rule

Published Wednesday, August 1, 2007

This note reviews the formalisation of the sub judice rule, which was confirmed by previous resolutions in 1963 and 1972; and considers reviews of the rule since its confirmation in 2001. This Note also covers the sub judice rules in the UK's devolved legislatures.

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This note reviews the formalisation of the sub judice rule, which was confirmed by previous resolutions in 1963 and 1972; and considers reviews of the rule since its confirmation in 2001. This Note also covers the sub judice rules in the UK's devolved legislatures.

Commons Briefing papers SN01141

Authors: Richard Kelly; Pat Strickland

Topic: Parliament

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