Yesterday the Court of Appeal found that that judge had rushed into proceedings despite Robinson having removed the video from the internet.The appeal judges also found he was sentenced as if he had pleaded guilty, despite it being unclear what he was admitting to, and there had been a “muddle” about the nature of the contempt he faced.
The judges said they were satisfied that the decision at Leeds to proceed to committal to prison “so promptly”, and without “due regard” to rules governing procedures surrounding someone alleged to have acted in contempt of court “gave rise to unfairness”.
They added that the haste in bringing him to court back in May meant his barrister, found during a 33 minute adjournment, had “limited opportunity… to investigate mitigation” or obtain character references.
Delivering the ruling in the Court of Appeal in London, Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett said: “Where a custodial term of considerable length is being imposed, it should not usually occur so quickly after the conduct which is complained of; a sentence of committal to immediate custody had been pronounced within five hours of the conduct taking place.”
After granting Robinson conditional bail they stressed the need for a fresh hearing before a different judge to be held “as soon as reasonably possible.”
Unfortunately only free until retrial. Hopefully he can prepare a proper defense and use the experience as a lesson learned in how he approaches information gathering and commenting.
Maybe he should get the Mayor of London to let him fly an ambiguous anti-rapist blimp similar to how the Mayor let people fly an unambiguous anti-Trump blimp during his visit. But I wouldn't be surprised if in their minds they believe insulting heads of state they disagree with is more beneficial to society..
THE PIC IS FUNNY, SORTA. LOVE THE HATE TRUMP GETS, LOTS OF IT IS JEALOUSY. REMINDS ME OF THE PIC I HAD OF OBAMA MOWING MY LAWN. YES IT WAS PHOTO SHOP, I WOULD NOT HAVE ALLOWED THE FOOL ON MY LAWN.
The blimp's actually hilarious until you realize how much hatred some of those people in the crowd have surrounding it.
TRUE. AND BEFORE HIS INTENTION TO RUN AGAINST THE DEMS/HOLLYWOOD, TRUMP WAS ESTEEMED BY ALL THAT CROWD, GO FIGURE.