Friday, April 02, 2010

Congratulations, Simon Singh

On an important legal victory. Sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association, he earned a ruling that his speech was "fair comment", and the judges added that the court was not the place to settle scientific questions.

He faces further court action but this is a significant ruling. However, as he says, "It is extraordinary this action has cost £200,000 to establish the meaning of a few words." The fight to change British libel laws continues.

1 comment:

vbalki said...

An important victory for sense and rationality in the battle against obscurantism hiding behind outdated legal legerdemain. But the battle is not yet over.