Sedition Charge "Medieval" Counsel Argues
monarchy, monarchist, anti-monarchist, anti-monarchy, Queen Elizabeth II, communist, communism, Communist Review, treason, sedition, common law, medieval justice
Three members responsible for an anti-monarchist article in the 'Communist Review' are on trial for sedition. Their defence counsel argues that such charges are 'medieval' and out of step with modern life. The article claims that Queen Elizabeth II betrayed her oath to her people by surrounding herself with wealthy courtiers. Their lawyers invoked common law to protect the printer of the publication as he did not write the article.
National Library of Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 22 April 1953
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