Helow v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008]

Facts

  • In a deportation hearing, it was found that the judge subscribed to a magazine which had in the past printed articles of bias to the subject matter of the trial

Issue

  • Could the decision be set aside

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

  • A judge is entitled to read a biased magazine, and can be expected to then perform his role in court as an unbiased adjudicator
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