The law lords take a detour: Chapter two of the Spycatcher saga

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Abstract

After nearly three years of litigation, the Thatcher government lost its battle to permanently enjoin publication of former intelligence agent Peter Wright's Spycatcher in British newspapers. The Law Lords' judgment was based on recognition of the futility of attempting to prohibit dissemination of allegations about MI5 which were already widely available elsewhere in the world. But immediately after the decision, the government took far-reaching steps to ensure that its official secrets would remain secret.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-58
Number of pages6
JournalGovernment Information Quarterly
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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