#FreeTommy Update: Lord Justice Leveson will hear Tommy’s appeal on 10th July 2018 at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.
Sir Brian Henry Leveson is currently the President of the Queen’s Bench Division and Head of Criminal Justice.
While we can all agree this is good news, we have yet to see what the result of the hearing will be. Leveson’s past suggests he may not take a very favourable view of Tommy.
Leveson has previously called for further criminalisation of investigative journalism, and he proposed a tightening of the 1998 Data Protection Act to give journalists less protection and jail those who break the new rules for up to two years. He also called for amending the 1984 Police and Criminal Evidence Act to remove the ‘journalistic exemption’ for material that has been ‘stolen’ — which would mean most information leaked by whistleblowers.