Media Statement from Solicitor General in 2007 regarding

In 2007 the solicitor general issued a statement outlining that any public debate or publication of one side of the argument about the trial could result in contempt of court procedings.

Clause 8 of the statement reads:

"I want to emphasise that in our system of justice, it is a jury which determines guilt or innocence in a case such as this. The jury reaches its decision after it has considered ALL the evidence and after receiving directions on the law from the trial Judge. Guilt or innocence of an accused person is not decided by the media or public opinion polls.  Those who attempt to usurp or try to influence the trial process risk facing a charge of contempt of court."