Split decision - rehearing ordered in 'Twitter joke trial' appeal
"The two judges who heard the case have been unable to agree. A split of this kind is highly unusual – the most recent example that we are aware of is the case of Sheldrake v DPP  in October 2002..."
The appeal by way of case stated in the ‘Twitter joke trial’ case (Chambers v DPP) was heard on 8 February and judgment was reserved. Now, nearly four months later, the Judicial Office has announced that: “Lord Justice Gross has ordered adjournment of case to be heard before constitution of three judges”. In other words, there will be a re-hearing of the appeal (not, contrary to some newspaper reports, of the original trial).
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