Can the common law be developed by instant blogging? Should precedents be recorded by live updates on Twitter?
That’s the surprising possibility conjured up in a recent Guardian Law Blog:
There is something rather quaint about journalists in the 21st century using pens and notebooks to record what goes on in court hearings when the tools of the trade now include laptops, mobiles, BlackBerrys and other digital paraphernalia. Why not use them in court? In fact, why not …