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RENDITION AT SHANNON, AGAIN

The response of the Garda Siochana was to order the activists to leave the airport and then to arrest them. The activists were waiting at the airport to point out the suspect aircraft. The Gardai refused to search the aircraft.

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JERRY SPRINGER – THE OPERA

I knew little of this show.

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No Bail for alleged Blackmailers

The media reports have not, to date, carried any reports that the prosecution has adduced any such evidence to the courts.

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Is using someone else’s broadband illegal?

Eoin O’Dell has posted a discussion of the question of whether finding and using open wireless broadband connections paid for by somebody else is a criminal offence. This is a question that comes up every now and then in online discussions. Back in September 2002, Karlin Lillington of the Irish Times raised the question; According to a discussion at last night’s Wireless Wednesday in Dublin, “warchalking” — or identifying with (usually) chalked symbols where wireless networks are in operation to […]

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Data Protection

Where are the prosecutions?

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Beating up Burglars

This post is for readers who missed my interview on Radio Q 102 on 7th August 2007.(Like Cicero, I take the oppourtunity to say what I would like to have said, as opposed to what I said).

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Rumsfeld’s Holiday

Donald Rumsfeld asserted in the proceedings, successfully, that he was immune from being held responsible for the torture of the victims.

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Relevant Evidence

In a court of law the only admissible evidence is relevant evidence. Relevant evidence is pertinent evidence. Whether something is pertinent or not depends on the matters required to be proved (defined by the issues).

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Circumstantial Evidence

Many cases feature circumstantial evidence, particularly relating to efforts to prove the state of mind or mens rea of the accused.

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Is HIV a Nosocomial Infection?

In 1994, in the UK, Dr. Imesh Gaud was prosecuted and convicted of public nuisance in circumstances where he continued as a surgeon knowing he was a Hepatitis B carrier.

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