Climate Lawyer Loses Supreme Court Appeal Over Contempt

By Lucia Osborne-Crowley (December 20, 2021, 12:37 PM GMT) -- The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a ruling to hold climate justice barrister Tim Crosland in contempt of court after he leaked a draft judgment from the same court that backed Heathrow Airport's expansion plans.

Five Supreme Court Justices unanimously dismissed an appeal against its finding that Crosland — an unregistered barrister and director of Plan B, a legal charity focused on climate justice — will be held in contempt for deliberating violating the embargo on the ruling. 

The court held in a very short judgment, which does not provide detailed reasoning, that the appeal is "unanimously dismissed on the merits."

The justices noted...

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