• Tax blitz on strong lager

    first_img whatsapp SUPER strength lager will be hammered by higher taxes, Downing Street said yesterday.Beer containing more than 7.5 per cent alcohol will face extra duties from autumn 2011. The March budget is expected to reveal the details.The government will also look to reduce tax on beers that contain less than 2.8 per cent alcohol. “We are pleased that the government has decided to reduce duty for these beers,” said Neil Williams of the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).Conservative Treasury minister Justine Greening told parliament the measures would “address the harms associated with problem drinking.”And a spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron said they would use tax as an instrument to influence people’s choices. “We can create incentives for production and consumption to change,” they said.The tax hike will affect less than 0.5 per cent of alcohol sales, and less than one per cent of beer sales.The news came as local government in Manchester said they would consult the public over plans to impose a minimum price of alcohol on all stores and pubs.But the plans were criticised by Mark Littlewood of the Institute of Economic Affairs. “If the government wants to put personal responsibility at the heart of Britain’s health reforms it must stop nannying people,” he said. KCS-content Tuesday 30 November 2010 8:51 pm Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This Tonight (Genius!)Fungus EliminatorDrivepediaLou Ferrigno Is Now 68 Years Old, This Is Him NowDrivepediaElite HeraldKate Middleton Just Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldProstaGenixHow To: Boost Prostate Health (Do This Daily)ProstaGenixArticles StoneMarine Wears Uniform To Graduation, School Ended Up Doing This To HimArticles StoneStuff AnsweredMedicare Changes Seniors Should KnowStuff AnsweredNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableyThePennyHoarder.comBroke? Here’s How to Create a $1,000 Emergency FundThePennyHoarder.com center_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Tax blitz on strong lager Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

  • If I could pick just one high-quality super-stock to invest in right now…

    first_img See all posts by Harshil Patel Harshil Patel | Thursday, 6th August, 2020 | More on: GAW Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! 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Its latest update was on 28th July where it once again celebrated an excellent set of results, despite having to close for six weeks due to Covid-19.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…In case you have never come across this company before, it operates in a niche area of fantasy miniatures and is predominantly a manufacturing company. Its key consumer-facing brand is Warhammer. The company has a simple and succinct description of their business model:“We have a simple strategy at Games Workshop. We make the best fantasy miniatures in the world, to engage and inspire our customers, and to sell our products globally at a profit. We intend to do this forever. Our decisions are focused on long-term success, not short-term gains.”I had never come across this hobby before I first invested in this company a few years ago. It is niche and probably not everyone’s cup of tea as a hobby. Nonetheless, its business metrics speaks volumes, and I believe Games Workshop as an investment oozes quality, growth and momentum. It has really turned around since Kevin Rountree became CEO in 2015.Will this small niche be able to grow much further?In short, yes. Games Workshop is a global company. Miniatures are manufactured in the UK in its workshop in Nottingham, and shipped all over the world. It has increased the rate at which it releases new products and online content.It also has a wealth of original content and intellectual property (IP) that it can monetise, which I reckon provides some exciting growth prospects for the future. 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  • Gunung Sahari House / WEN Urban Office

    first_imgArchDaily Indonesia Photographs:  Adrian MulyaBudget:Rp 255,000,000 ($19,130 USD)Country:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adrian MulyaRecommended ProductsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsLouvers / ShuttersLunawoodThermowood BattensLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsText description provided by the architects. Gunung Sahari House is located in an urban high-density area in Central Jakarta on a 3-by-30-meter strip of land located between an existing house owned by the client’s family and the main access street to the site. The architects are asked to design a single-occupancy house that includes all of the basic amenities and a studio space.Save this picture!© Adrian MulyaWhile the site is strategically located within the community with easy access to public transportation and facilities, the site’s unique shape and narrow access point bring several challenges to the design process from determining spatial placement of programs to planning the construction process.Save this picture!SectionsIn the design process, the architects looked beyond function and budget; they looked to culture – not just forms or symbolism, but the client’s habit: How our client greets his guests, how he works, and essentially how he leads his daily life. Being a photographer, the client is an adventurer at heart. He asks for natural airflow and lighting in his private space where he does his work.Save this picture!© Adrian MulyaThe ground floor is specified for public-semi public use: front porch to greet guests, kitchen and dining room that act as a connecting passage between the existing family house and the street. For privacy, the bedroom, studio space, and bathroom are located on the second floor.Save this picture!Floors PlansMost of the building materials are locally sourced from the Jakarta region. The floor slab uses a ceramic-concrete composite construction system. The roofing system uses light asphalt-coated panels. These two systems are chosen to simplify transporting the materials to the project site. The interior is simple and practical yet full of flexibility with “pop-up” furniture and hidden storage compartments to maximize the use of space.Save this picture!© Adrian MulyaProject gallerySee allShow lessAttic Conversion DSN – Rear Building / Club Marginal ArchitektenSelected ProjectsCantala / SJBSelected Projects Share Projects Houses CopyAbout this officeWEN Urban OfficeOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionIndonesiaPublished on September 16, 2017Cite: “Gunung Sahari House / WEN Urban Office” 15 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/879070/gunung-sahari-house-wen-urban-office Clipboard Gunung Sahari House / WEN Urban OfficeSave this projectSaveGunung Sahari House / WEN Urban Office “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/879070/gunung-sahari-house-wen-urban-office Clipboard 2016 Photographs Year:  “COPY” CopyHouses, Extension•Indonesia Architects: WEN Urban Office Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Adrian Mulya+ 12 Share Area:  60 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Gunung Sahari House / WEN Urban Officelast_img read more

  • Millennials Helping Drive Housing Market’s Tech Evolution

    first_img Millennials Helping Drive Housing Market’s Tech Evolution Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Eric C. Peck in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: What the American Rescue Plan Means for Housing Next: Artificial Intelligence: The ‘Crystal Ball for Servicers’ Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago March 15, 2021 1,328 Views Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Millennials Helping Drive Housing Market’s Tech Evolution Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Matt Daimler Millennials Zillow 2021-03-15 Eric C. Peck The ease-of-use of digital technology continues to bring convenience to many of our everyday tasks. From grocery shopping to ordering just about anything under the sun, an increasing number of Americans are growing more comfortable relying on technology.Home shopping has become a task being conducted by an increasing number online as well, as a new Zillow survey has found that a majority of millennials (59%) said they would be at least somewhat confident making an offer on a home they toured virtually, while 39% would be comfortable buying a home online.The analysis by Zillow also found that tech-savvy millennials are not only driving the home shopping trend, but overwhelmingly want more digital tools available during the home shopping process.”It’s clear that strong demand from the next generation of buyers will keep real estate technology in place long after the pandemic is over,” said Zillow Senior Vice President of Product Matt Daimler. “Digital tools rapidly adopted during the pandemic not only make home shopping safer, they make it faster and easier.”And while homes were the focus of the study, a large majority surveyed—at least 70%—said they would be comfortable buying furniture, appliances, televisions, and jewelry online, and 45% said they would be comfortable purchasing a car online.Time-saving digital tools are allowing millennials, who are often first-time buyers, to compete in a lightning-fast housing market. Homes nationwide are going under contract in a median of 18 days, 28 days faster than a year ago.Homebuyers said they would like to use a host of digital tools while home shopping and touring, including 79% of respondents who said viewing a digital floor plan is a tool they’d like to use; 79% who would view a virtual 3D tour; 75% who would like to receive e-mail notifications from a saved search on a real estate website or app; 68% watching a video tour with an agent; and 68% unlocking a home with their phone and touring it on their own time.While millennials are currently the largest adopters of this real estate technology, Gen Z is close behind, with 36% of millennials stating that they would be comfortable buying a home online, compared to just 7% of Baby Boomers and 19% of Gen X. Tagged with: Matt Daimler Millennials Zillow The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

  • Law Of Contempt Of Court- In A Face-Off With Right To Freedom Of Speech And Expression Which Includes Right Of Fair Criticism

    first_imgColumnsLaw Of Contempt Of Court- In A Face-Off With Right To Freedom Of Speech And Expression Which Includes Right Of Fair Criticism Shobha Gupta21 Aug 2020 6:00 AMShare This – xThe jurisdiction of Contempt of Court, is one such jurisdiction available to the of courts of law, invocation of which invariably than often demands a debate, specially when it relates to criminal contempt of court. The origin of the law of Contempt of Courts in India traces from the English law. The first Indian statute on the law of contempt, i.e., the Contempt of Courts Act…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe jurisdiction of Contempt of Court, is one such jurisdiction available to the of courts of law, invocation of which invariably than often demands a debate, specially when it relates to criminal contempt of court. The origin of the law of Contempt of Courts in India traces from the English law. The first Indian statute on the law of contempt, i.e., the Contempt of Courts Act was passed in 1926. It was later replaced by the Contempt of Courts Act, 1952. The 1952 Act was replaced by the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, enacted to define and limit the powers of certain courts in punishing contempt of courts and to regulate their procedure in relation thereto, for keeping the administration of justice and upholding the majesty of the judicial system. Section 2 of Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, bifurcates the ‘Contempt of Court’ in two categories- (i) Civil Contempt and (ii) Criminal Contempt. Section 2(b) defines Civil Contempt to mean – ‘wilful disobedience to any judgment/ decree/ direction/ order/ writ or other process of a court or wilful breach of an undertaking given to a court. Section 2(c) of the Act defines ‘Criminal Contempt’ to mean- the publication (whether by words, spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representation, or otherwise) of any matter or the doing of any other act whatsoever which: (i) scandalises or tends to scandalise, or lowers or tends to lower the authority of, any court; or (ii) prejudices, or interferes or tends to interfere with, the due course of any judicial proceeding; or (iii) interferes or tends to interfere with, or obstructs or tends to obstruct, the administration of justice in any other manner. The present article concentrates on the extraordinary jurisdiction of ‘Criminal Contempt’. The jurisdiction of courts to punish for contempt touches upon the most cherished fundamental right of the citizen of India namely, the right to freedom of speech and expression which includes the right of fair criticism. There cannot be any dispute that maintaining the administration of justice in high esteem and upholding the majesty of the courts are two foundational necessities for upholding the majesty of the judicial system, but at the same time ‘the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression and right to fair and legitimate criticism, which every citizen possesses, cannot be throttled or asphyxiated, rather a concerted and conscious effort needs to be made to protect the same. The law of contempt is now almost a century old law, but the quest still continues to strike a fine balance between ‘the need to uphold the majesty of the courts and administration of justice’ AND ‘the non-compromisable fundamental right to freedom of speech protected and guaranteed by Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India’, subject of course to “reasonable restrictions” according to the provisions of Article 19(2) of the Constitution of India. The endeavour in this article is to reflect upon the journey so far of the Supreme Court of India a propos this uphill task of striking a fine balance between the two. There is no dearth of cases wherein the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India tested these two important but contrasting non-compromisable principles. It is interesting to go through the long trail of cases on this issue to see how the Apex Court of India has dealt with this dichotomy. In Brahma Prakash Sharma v State of U.P. (1953 SCR 1169), the Constitution Bench (5 judges) of the Supreme Court while dealing with a case wherein the members of the Executive Committee of the District Bar Association at Muzzafarnagar within the State of Uttar Pradesh were hauled up for criminal contempt by the High Court as the Executive Committee of the District Bar Association, Muzzafarnagar, upon receiving complaints against a judicial magistrate and a revenue officer, passed a resolution to the effect that based on material provided to the Association they are of the considered opinion that the two officers are thoroughly incompetent in law, they do not inspire confidence in their judicial work, are given to stating wrong facts when passing orders and are overbearing and discourteous to the litigant public and the lawyers alike. Besides the abovementioned defects common to both of them, other defects are separately catalogued. This resolution gave birth to the contempt proceedings. The matter came up to the Supreme Court against the order of the High Court observing that the allegations made against the Judicial officers fall within the category of contempt which is committed by ‘scandalising the court’. These were those good old times when the learned Attorney General, the legal luminary Mr. M.C. Setalvad supported the appeal filed by the Executive Members of the Bar Association and argued that the resolution subject matter of scrutiny would not ‘per se’ amount to contempt of court. The Constitution Bench of the Hon’ble Supreme Court while weighing in favour of the submissions made by the then Attorney General, held that “It would be only repeating what has been said so often by various Judges that the object of contempt proceedings is not to afford protection to Judges personally from imputations to which they may be exposed as individuals; it is intended to be a protection to the public whose interests would be very much affected if by the act or conduct of any party, the authority of the court is lowered and the sense of confidence which people have in the administration of justice by it is weakened”. The Constitution Bench further held that “in the first place, the reflection on the conduct or character of a judge in reference to the discharge of his judicial duties, would not be contempt if such reflection is made in the exercise of the right of fair and reasonable criticism which every citizen possesses in respect of public acts done in the seat of justice. It is not by stifling criticism that confidence in courts can be created. In the second place, when attacks or comments are made on a Judge or Judges, disparaging in character and derogatory to their dignity, care should be taken to distinguish between what is a libel on the Judge and what amounts really to contempt of court. The fact that a statement is defamatory so far as the Judge is concerned does not necessarily make it a contempt. A defamatory attack on a Judge may be a libel so far as the judge is concerned and it would be open to him to proceed against the libellor in a proper action if he so chooses. If, however, the publication of the disparaging statement is calculated to interfere with the due course of justice or proper administration of law by such court, it can be punished summarily as contempt. Thus, one is a wrong done to the Judge personally while the other is a wrong done to the public. It will be an injury to the public if it tends to create an apprehension in the minds of the people regarding the integrity, ability or fairness of the Judge or to deter actual and prospective litigants from placing complete reliance upon the court’s administration of justice, or if it is likely to cause embarrassment in the mind of the Judge himself in the discharge of his judicial duties”. The Constitution Bench also referred to ‘Bahama Islands’ [In the matter of a Special Reference from the Bahama Islands, 1893 AC 138 (PC], and observed that the distinction between a libel and a contempt was pointed out by a Committee of the Privy Council in Bahama Islands. In this case “A man in the Bahama Islands, in a letter published in a colonial newspaper criticised the Chief Justice of the Colony in an extremely ill-chosen language which was sarcastic and pungent. There was a veiled insinuation that he was an incompetent Judge and a shirker of work and the writer suggested in a way that it would be a providential thing if he were to die. A strong Board constituting of 11 members reported that the letter complained of, though it might have been made the subject of proceedings for libel, was not, in the circumstances, calculated to obstruct or interfere with the course of justice or the due administration of the law and therefore did not constitute a contempt of court”. Lord Morris in MacLeod v. St. Aubin [(1899) Appeal Cases 549] observed that “the power summarily to commit for contempt is considered necessary for the proper administration of justice. It is not to be used for the vindication of a Judge as a person. He must resort to action for libel or criminal information.” Lord Atkin, in Devi Prashad Sharma v. King Emperor (70 IA 216) observed that “no doubt it is galling for any judicial personage to be criticised publicly as having done something outside his judicial proceedings which was ill-advised or indiscreet. But judicial personages can afford not to be too sensitive. A simple denial in public of the alleged request would at once have allayed the trouble. If a Judge is defamed in such a way as not to affect the administration of justice, he has the ordinary remedies for defamation if he should feel impelled to use them”. In Perspective Publications (P) Ltd. v/s State of Maharashtra (1969) 2 SCR 779, a 3-Judges Bench of Hon’ble Supreme Court while dealing with the judgment of Bombay High Court holding the appellants guilty of having committed contempt of Justice Tarkunde in his judicial capacity and of the Court, sentenced the appellant no. 1 for simple imprisonment of 1 month with fine amounting to Rs. 1000/- for publishing an article on 24.04.1965 in a weekly periodical called Mainstream making allegations of pecuniary benefits to the learned judge for passing judgment in favour of certain party. The 3 Judges Bench after discussing various cases summarised the law of criminal contempt of court as under: “(1) It will not be right to say that committals for contempt scandalizing the court have become obsolete. (2) The summary jurisdiction by way of contempt must be exercised with great care and caution and only when its exercise is necessary for the proper administration of law and justice. (3) It is open to anyone to express fair, reasonable and legitimate criticism of any act or conduct of a Judge in his judicial capacity or even to make a proper and fair comment on any decision given by him because “justice is not a cloistered virtue and she must be allowed to suffer the scrutiny and respectful, even though outspoken, comments of ordinary men”. (4) A distinction must be made between a mere libel or defamation of a Judge and what amounts to a contempt of the court. The test in each case would be whether the impugned publication is a mere defamatory attack on the Judge or whether it is calculated to interfere with the due course of justice or the proper administration of law by this Court. It is only in the latter case that it will be punishable as Contempt. (5) Alternatively the test will be whether the wrong is done to the Judge personally or it is done to the public. The Hon’ble Court further held that the publication of a disparaging statement will be an injury to the public if it tends to create an apprehension in the minds of the people regarding the integrity, ability or fairness of the Judge or to deter actual and prospective litigants from placing complete reliance upon the court’s administration of justice or if it is likely to cause embarrassment in the mind of the Judge himself in the discharge of his judicial duties.” Another Constitutional Bench (6 Judges) in the matter of Rustom Cowasjee Cooper v/s Union of India (1970) 2 SCC 298, while dealing with the contempt proceedings, initiated based on the newspaper reports, reporting the speeches given in a meeting organized by Blitz National Forum on 13.02.1970 at Vithalbhai Patel House at Delhi wherein the speakers criticised the decision dated 10.02.1970 of the Supreme Court by a majority of ten Judges against one declaring the Banking Companies (Acquisition of Transfer of Undertakings) Act, being Act 22 of 1969, to be unconstitutional, held that “there is no doubt that the Court like any other institution does not enjoy immunity from fair criticism”….” while fair and temperate criticism of this Court or any other Court even if strong, may not be actionable, attributing improper motives, or tending to bring Judges or courts into hatred and contempt or obstructing directly or indirectly with the functioning of courts is serious contempt of which notice must and will be taken”. In Gobind Ram v. State of Maharashtra, (1972 (1) SCC 740, another Constitution Bench [5 judges] held that “It is difficult to comprehend that the mere statement that a Magistrate is friendly with a party who happens to be an advocate and enjoys his hospitality or has friendly relations with him will constitute contempt unless there is an imputation of some improper motives as would amount to scandalizing the court itself and as would have a tendency to create distrust in the popular mind and impair the confidence of the people in the courts. The allegations contained in para 1 of the transfer application may or may not amount to defamation of the two judges, namely, Sarvshri Sayyid and Baadkar but to constitute contempt the other tests which have been discussed above must be fulfilled. The test in each case would be whether the impugned publication is a mere defamatory attack on the judge or whether it is calculated to interfere with the due course of justice or the proper administration of law by his court. It is only in the latter case that it will be punishable as contempt”. In Shri Baradakanta Mishra v. Registrar of Orissa and Another, (1974) 1 SCC 374, the Constitution Bench (Five Judges), while dealing with a case where the Senior District Judge (Judicial) from Orissa was alleged of multiple contempts for making allegations/insinuations in his representation to the Governor and averments made in a Special Leave Petition filed before the Supreme Court, attributing mala fides, bias and prejudice to the High Court and sought protection from the Government against the High Court. Full Bench of the High Court held him guilty of Contempt of Court. The dissenting view wrote by Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer for himself and Justice P. N. Bhagawati in Para 60 of the Judgment, observes that “the dilemma of the law of contempt arises because of the constitutional need to balance two great but occasionally conflicting principles — freedom of expression and fair and fearless justice — remembering the brooding presence of Articles 19(1)(a), 19(2), 129 and 215 of the Constitution”. In para 65 Justice Krishna Iyer further observes that “before stating the principles of law bearing on the facets of contempt of court raised in this case we would like to underscore the need to draw the lines clear enough to create confidence in the people that this ancient and inherent power, intended to preserve the faith of the public in public justice, will not be so used as to provoke public hostility as overtook the Star Chamber. A vague and wandering jurisdiction with uncertain frontiers, a sensitive and suspect power to punish vested in the prosecutor, a law which makes it a crime to publish regardless of truth and public good and permits a process of brevi manu conviction, may unwittingly trench upon civil liberties and so the special jurisdiction and jurisprudence bearing on contempt power must be delineated with deliberation and operated with serious circumspection by the higher judicial echelons”. It further reads- “the Supreme Court and the High Courts, must vigilantly protect free speech even against judicial umbrage — a delicate but sacred duty whose discharge demands tolerance and detachment of a high order”. Justice Krishna Iyer further notes in Shri Baradakanta Mishra (supra) that – “The law of contempt is not made for the protection of judges who may be sensitive to the winds of public opinion. Judges are supposed to be men of fortitude, able to thrive in a hardy climate.”-Douglas, J., Craig v. Harney, 331 US 367, 376 (1947)”, that “Judges as persons, or courts as institutions, are entitled to no greater immunity from criticism than other persons or institutions. Just because the holders of judicial office are identified with the interests of justice they may forget their common human frailties and fallibilities. There have sometimes been martinets upon the Bench as there have also been pompous wielders of authority who have used the paraphernalis of power in support of what they called their dignity. Therefore, judges must be kept mindful of their limitations and their ultimate public responsibility by a vigorous stream of criticism expressed with candor, however blunt.”- Frankfurter, J. nor Bridges v. California, 314 US 252, 289 (1941)” Justice Krishna Iyer observes in para 70 of Shri Baradakanta Mishra (supra) that “to treat, as the High Court has done, “the image and personality of the High Court as an integrated one” and to hold that every shadow that darkens it is contempt, is to forget life, reason and political progress. For, if a judge has an integrated personality and his wife openly accuses him of neglect or worse, she would certainly reduce the confidence of the public in him as judge! Will her accusation be personalised contempt? If a judge expresses on a platform crude views on moral lapses and is severely criticised in public for it, it will undoubtedly debunk him as a judge. Will such censure be branded contempt?” Justice Krishna Iyer further observes that “If judges decay the contempt power will not save them and so the other side of the coin is that Judges, like Caesar’s wife, must be above suspicion”. Justice Krishna Iyer thus summed up by observing that “the key word is “justice”, not “judge”; the keynote thought is unobstructed public justice, not the self-defence of a judge; the corner-stone of the contempt law is the accommodation of two constitutional values — the right of free speech and the right to independent justice. The ignition of contempt action should be substantial and mala fide interference with fearless judicial action, not fair comment or trivial reflections on the judicial process and personnel”. Justice Gajendragadkar, the then CJI, speaking for the bench in Special Reference No. 1 of 1964 [(1965) 1 SCR 413, 501] [Constitution Bench, 7 Judges] cautioned for economic use of tool of contempt to avoid its side effects- “We ought never to forget that the power to punish for contempt large as it is, must always be exercised cautiously, wisely, and with circumspection. Frequent or indiscriminate use of this power in anger or irritation would not help to sustain the dignity or status of the court, but may sometimes affect it adversely. Wise Judges never forget that the best way to sustain the dignity and status of their office is to deserve respect from the public at large by the quality of their judgments, the fearlessness, fairness and objectivity of their approach, and by the restraint, dignity and decorum which they observe in their judicial conduct.” Advocacy touches and asserts the primary value of freedom of expression and that freedom of expression produces the benefit of the truth to emerge- observed by the 3 judges bench of Supreme Court in D.C. Saxena (Dr) v. Hon’ble The Chief Justice of India, (1996) 5 SCC 216. The Hon’ble Court further observes that- “It is a practical manifestation of the principle of freedom of speech which holds so dear in a democracy of ability to express freely. It aids the revelation of the mistakes or bias or at times even corruption. It assists stability by tempered articulation of grievances and by promoting peaceful resolution of conflicts. Freedom of expression in arguments encourages the development of judicial dignity, forensic skills of advocacy and enables protection of fraternity, equality and justice. It plays its part in helping to secure the protection of other fundamental human rights. Legal procedure illuminates how free speech of expression constitutes one of the most essential foundations of democratic society. Freedom of expression, therefore, is one of the basic conditions for the progress of advocacy and for the development of every man including legal fraternity practising the profession of law. Freedom of expression, therefore, is vital to the maintenance of free society. It is essential to the rule of law and liberty of the citizens. The advocate or the party appearing in person, therefore, is given liberty of expression. As stated hereinbefore, they equally owe countervailing duty to maintain dignity, decorum and order in the court proceedings or judicial process.”. Every single word of this para speaks volumes a propos the expectation of the Constitution Bench comprising of the then Chief Justice from the legal fraternity to practice in courts with courage to speak the truth. While dropping the contempt action against Medha Patkar, Shripad Dharmadhikari and Arundhati Roy in Narmada Bachao Andolan v. Union of India, (1999) 8 SCC 308, Justice Bharucha in his concurring order observed “While I record my disapproval of the statements that are complained of, I am not inclined to take action in contempt against because the Court’s shoulders are broad enough to shrug off their comments”. In Vishwanath v. E.S. Venkatramaih (1990 Cri LJ 2179 (Bom), Mr E.S. Venkataramiah, former Chief Justice of India, gave an interview to a noted journalist Kuldeep Nair at the eve of his retirement on 17-12-1989 which was published in several newspapers. In course of interview, the former Chief Justice is stated to have made the following statement: “The judiciary in India has deteriorated in its standards because such Judges are appointed as are willing to be influenced by lavish parties & whisky bottles”. In every High Court, Justice Venkataramiah said, there are at least 4 to 5 Judges who are practically out every evening, wining and dining either at a lawyer’s house or foreign embassy. He estimates the number of such Judges around 90 and favours transferring them to other High Courts. Chief Justice Venkataramiah reiterated that close relations of the Judges be debarred from practising in the same High Courts. He expressed himself strongly against sons-in-law and brothers of the Judges appearing in the courts where the latter are on the Bench. Most relations of the Judges are practising in the High Courts of Allahabad, Chandigarh, Delhi and Patna. According to Chief Justice Venkataramiah practically in all the 22 High Courts in the country close relations of the Judges are thriving. There are allegations that certain judgments have been influenced through them even though they have not been directly engaged as lawyers in such case. It is hard to believe the reports that every brother, son or son-in-law of a Judge whatever his merit or lack of it as lawyer can be sure of earning an income of more than Rs 10,000 a month. The Division Bench of the Bombay High Court held that the words complained of did not amount to contempt of court on the grounds that (1) the entire interview appears to have been given with the idea to improve the judiciary; (2) the Supreme Court had dismissed Writ Petition (C) No. 126 of 1990 filed on behalf of State Legal Aid Committee, J&K for an appropriate writ commanding the Union of India or any other appropriate authority to disclose the names of 90 Judges as mentioned by the former Chief Justice of India. A Division Bench of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Indirect Tax Practitioners’ Assn. v. R.K. Jain, (2010) 8 SCC 281, beautifully defended the freedom of speech and fair criticism by observing that- “After Independence, the courts have zealously guarded this most precious freedom of every human being. Fair criticism of the system of administration of justice or functioning of institutions or authorities entrusted with the task of deciding rights of the parties gives an opportunity to the operators of the system/institution to remedy the wrong and also bring about improvements. Such criticism cannot be castigated as an attempt to scandalise or lower the authority of the court or other judicial institutions or as an attempt to interfere with the administration of justice except when such criticism is ill-motivated or is construed as a deliberate attempt to run down the institution or an individual Judge is targeted for extraneous reasons”. The Hon’ble Court further observed – Ordinarily, the court would not use the power to punish for contempt for curbing the right of freedom of speech and expression, which is guaranteed under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution. Only when the criticism of judicial institutions transgresses all limits of decency and fairness or there is total lack of objectivity or there is deliberate attempt to denigrate the institution then the court would use this power. The judgments of this Court in S. Mulgaokar, In re. 11 and P.N. Duda v. P. Shiv Shanker ( are outstanding examples of this attitude and approach”. Speaking for the bench Justice Sabyasachi Mukharji in P.N. Duda v. P. Shiv Shanker, (1988) 3 SCC 167, held that “It has to be admitted frankly and fairly that there has been erosion of faith in the dignity of the court and in the majesty of law and that has been caused not so much by the scandalising remarks made by politicians or ministers but the inability of the courts of law to deliver quick and substantial justice to the needy. Many today suffer from remediless evils which courts of justice are incompetent to deal with. Justice cries in silence for long, far too long. The procedural wrangle is eroding the faith in our justice system. It is a criticism which the judges and lawyers must make about themselves. We must turn the searchlight inward. At the same time we cannot be oblivious of the attempts made to decry or denigrate the judicial process, if it is seriously done”. Justice Brennan of U.S. Supreme Court in New York Times Company v. L.B. Sullivan 376 US 254 : 11 L Edn 2d 686) observes that “it is a prized privilege to speak one’s mind, although not always with perfect good taste, on all public institutions and this opportunity should be afforded for vigorous advocacy no less than abstract discussion”. Lord Denning in Regina v. Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, ex parte Blackbur ((1968) 2 WLR 1204 : (1968) 2 All ER 319 ) observes that “Let me say at once that we will never use this jurisdiction as a means to uphold our own dignity. That must rest on surer foundations. Nor will we use it to suppress those who speak against us. We do not fear criticism, nor do we resent it. For there is something far more important at stake. It is no less than freedom of speech itself. It is the right of every man, in Parliament or out of it, in the press or over the broadcast, to make fair comment, even outspoken comment, on matters of public interest. We must rely on our conduct itself to be its own vindication.…Silence is not an option when things are ill done.” In Het Ram Beniwal v. Raghuveer Singh, (2017) 4 SCC 340, the Hon’ble Supreme Court has reiterated that that “Every citizen has a fundamental right to speech, guaranteed under Article 19 of the Constitution of India. Contempt of court is one of the restrictions on such right. We are conscious that the power under the Act has to be exercised sparingly and not in a routine manner. If there is a calculated effort to undermine the judiciary, the courts will exercise their jurisdiction to punish the offender for committing contempt”. In Baradakanta Mishra v. Registrar of Orissa High Court, (1974) 1 SCC 374, the Constitution Bench (5 Judges), observes that “Even so, if Judges have frailities— after all they are human — they need to be corrected by independent criticism. If the judicature has serious shortcomings which demand systemic correction through socially-oriented reform initiated through constructive criticism, the contempt power should not be an interdict. All this, far from undermining the confidence of the public in Courts, enhances it and, in the last analysis, cannot be repressed by indiscriminate resort to contempt power. Even bodies like the Law Commission or the Law Institute and researchers, legal and sociological, may run “contempt” risks because their professional work sometimes involves unpleasant criticism of judges, judicial processes and the system itself and thus hover perilously around the periphery of the law if widely construed. Creative legal journalism and activist statesmanship for judicial reform cannot be jeopardised by an undefined apprehension of contempt action”. A careful look at the views taken in above referred judgements/ quotes, it is clear like sky that neither the purpose of the contempt jurisdiction was to unwelcome or curb or throttle the criticism be it of judges or the courts or their judgements, nor it has so been understood or interpreted by the Apex Court of this Country or the Foreign Courts. Majesty of the Courts is far too high and supreme to be affected or lowered by a mere criticism, how-so-ever strongly it may have been be worded. Not every or any criticism can lower the majesty of the courts. It is also clear from the view consistently taken in the above referred judgments that it may not be safe or advisable to intermix two separate entities, namely a judge in particular and the institution i.e. courts. A frank criticism rather gives an opportunity to stop and look back and apply the corrective measures. The Hon’ble Supreme Court has repeatedly held the contempt jurisdiction may be invoked with scrupulous care and extreme restraint and only when the case is clear and beyond reasonable doubt (Baradakanta Mishra v. Registrar of Orissa High Court, (1974) 1 SCC 374 [Constitution Bench (5 Judges)]. In S. Mulgaokar, In re, (1978) 3 SCC 339, Justice Krishna Iyer in his separate though concurring judgement has held “It may be better in many cases for the judiciary to adopt a magnanimously charitable attitude even when utterly uncharitable and unfair criticism of its operations is made out of bona fide concern for improvement”. To uphold the courts and its functionaries in high esteem and to uphold its majesty, what may help is a very constructive and harmonious atmosphere with mutual respect and harmonious approach. The lawyers and the judges are two indispensable wheels of the chariot of justice and any imbalance or tilting of power or non-coordination between the two, may make the cause of justice to suffer. It would be apt to conclude this chapter with observations of Justice Krishna Iyer in S. Mulgaokar (supra) in his extraordinary, mesmerizing and unparalleled style of writing- “The contempt power, though jurisdictionally large, is discretionary in its unsheathed exercise. Every commission of contempt need not erupt in indignant committal or demand punishment, because Judges are judicious, their valour non-violent and their wisdom goes into action when played upon by a volley of values, the least of which is personal protection—for a wide discretion, range of circumspection and rainbow of public considerations benignantly guide that power. Justice is not hubris; power is not petulance and prudence is not pusillanimity, especially when Judges are themselves prospectors and mercy is a mark of strength, not whimper of weakness”…………”Poise and peace and inner harmony are so quintessential to the judicial temper that huff, “haywire” or even humiliation shall not besiege; nor, unveracious provocation, frivolous persiflage nor terminological inexactitude throw into palpitating tantrums the balanced cerebration of the judicial mind”.Views are personal only.(Author is an Advocate at Supreme Court of India) Next Storylast_img read more

  • Grounds of local soccer pitch vandalised

    first_img Twitter Pinterest Facebook Google+ Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook By News Highland – March 2, 2021 Previous articleHundreds of Fanad residents enjoying better connectivityNext articleInvestigation continuing into burglary in Ballybofey News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The grounds of Ballyraine soccer pitch in Letterkenny have been vandalised in recent days. The matter was reported to Gardaí on the Sunday the 28th of February as the damage was discovered then.It would appear that a small fire had been lit at some stage in the seating area causing a small amount of damage.Gardai are appealing to anybody who may have observed any activity in or around the grounds of the pitch at any stage on Sunday the 28th or in the days leading up to it to contact them in Letterkenny on 074-9167100. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Grounds of local soccer pitch vandalisedlast_img read more

  • Pike County Cattlemen to host 25th PCA Rodeo August 25, 26

    first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell When the school bells toll in August, that’s a sure sign that the chutes are soon to open and the annual Pike County Cattlemen’s PCA Rodeo at Cattleman Park will be underway.Pike County Cattlemen publicity chair, Ed Whatley said, so far, every Cattlemen’s rodeo has be a humdinger but this will one will be for books.“The year’s rodeo is our 25th Anniversary Rodeo at Cattleman Park so it will be a milestone event,” Whatley said. “We are looking forward to it being the biggest and best rodeo ever. We’ve had mighty good PCA rodeos so that’s saying a lot.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Female Factor celebrates sixth anniversary The Female Factor kicked off its seventh year at noon on Wednesday with a Cabaret-kind of celebration at The Studio…. read more Saturday’s PCA Rodeo will feature the same exciting events as Friday’s rodeo. Ticket prices are the same.“The rodeo is a family event and the Pike County Cattlemen keep it affordable,” Whatley said. “We encourage all rodeo fans and those who want to come and see what rodeo is all about to get their advance tickets and save a few extra dollars.”Advance tickets are available at Piggly Wiggly in Troy and Brundidge, Don Walker’s Western Wear, Troy Bank & Trust main location and Banks Buy-Rite. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 3:00 am Thursday, August 10, 2017 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder “The vendors will have pony rides, a mechanical bull, calf scramble, mutton bustin’ and many more activities for the little buckaroos,” Whatley said.Saturday’s activities will feature the “Western Festival” for kids and will kick off at 5 p.m. in the Rodeo Arena.“What little kid doesn’t like cowboys and horses,” Whatley said. “The Western Festival is a chance for kids to do things that cowboys do and they have a great time. We’ll have stick horse races, roping, mutton bustin’ and wagon and buggy rides. This year, the Cattlemen will have a new event, hoppy races. Where else can families go and have so much fun for such a great price.”Saturday’ rodeo and Western Festival tickets are only $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. You Might Like Sponsored Content Email the author Pike County Cattlemen to host 25th PCA Rodeo August 25, 26 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories Print Article Next UpThe 25th Anniversary PCA Rodeo is set for Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26 at Cattleman Park on U.S. Highway 231 south of Troy.“Friday night, we’ll get the action started at 7:30 with bronco busting, barrel racing, steer wrestling, bareback riding and, of course, the ever exciting bull riding,” Whatley said.The gates at Cattleman Park will open at 5 p.m. with “vendors galore.’last_img read more

  • Body of missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis possibly discovered in Arkansas

    first_imgHouston Police Department(HOUSTON) — The remains of a child discovered in Arkansas may be those of 4-year-old Maleah Davis, missing from her Houston home since April 30, Houston police said Friday.Authorities said a child’s body had been recovered from a garbage bag at a location that police had been directed to by the girl’s stepfather.“HPD homicide detectives are there right now trying to determine if a garage bag found at the scene contains Maleah’s remains,” a police representative said. “But forensic examinations will have to make that final determination.”Maleah was last seen on April 30 when surveillance footage captured her going into her Houston home with her mother’s ex-fiancé, 26-year-old Derion Vence. Other surveillance footage from a neighbor showed Vence leaving the couple’s apartment on May 3 with his son and a laundry basket.Vence, who was caring for the Maleah while her mother was away, told police the 4-year-old was abducted by three men, including one who knocked him out during a carjacking, but Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said he doesn’t believe the story.Police found the family’s car in Missouri City, Texas, and investigators said cadaver-sniffing dogs detected the scent of human remains inside.Officers arrested Vence earlier this month on suspicion of tampering with a human corpse, according to police. Acevedo said Vence had not been cooperating with the investigation.Vence, who was caring for the Maleah while her mother was away, told police the 4-year-old was abducted by three men, including one who knocked him out during a carjacking, but Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said he doesn’t believe the story.Police found the family’s car in Missouri City, Texas, and investigators said cadaver-sniffing dogs detected the scent of human remains inside.Officers arrested Vence earlier this month on suspicion of tampering with a human corpse, according to police. Acevedo said Vence had not been cooperating with the investigation.“The sadness surrounding Maleah Davis’ disappearance has captured the hearts of our city and the nation,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who is among those who has partnered with Crime Stoppers, said in a statement Thursday. “The sadness surrounding Maleah Davis’ disappearance has captured the hearts of our city and the nation. I appreciate those who continue to search for the missing 4-year-old, but it is time to find Maleah and bring her home,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said. pic.twitter.com/0vPsE3fFGF— City of Houston (@HoustonTX) May 31, 2019 “I appreciate those who continue to search for the missing 4-year-old, but it is time to find Maleah and bring her home,” Turner said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • New tropical threat in Atlantic as Douglas nears Hawaii

    first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — There is a rare Hurricane Warning for parts of Hawaii Monday morning as Hurricane Douglas passes dangerously close to the state, bringing gusty winds, flooding rain and life threatening surf. Right now, Douglas is about 50 miles northeast of Lihue, Hawaii, and about 100 miles northwest of Honolulu. Douglas has winds Monday morning of 90 mph making it a high end Category 1 Hurricane. This is a pretty rare occasion to have a full blown hurricane pass so close to Hawaii. Only two hurricanes in recorded history have made landfall in Hawaii, Hurricane Iniki in 1992 and Hurricane Dot in 1959. There were other hurricanes that tried to make a run at the Hawaiian islands such as Hurricane Lane in 2018 and Hurricane Lester in 2016 but they never made it as close as Douglas is now with winds of 90 mph. The forecast track takes the eye of Douglas just north of Kauai in the next six to 12 hours, bringing gusty winds, flooding rain and life threatening surf with some minor damage possible on the island.Meanwhile, Hanna is dissipating over Mexico Monday morning but it also managed to make history on Saturday when it made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 6 p.m. EST on Saturday with winds of 90 mph on Padre Island National Seashore, which is about 50 miles south of Corpus Christi. Hanna brought wind gusts of up to 68 mph to Corpus Christi and 81 mph wind gusts to Baffin Bay Padre Island. Up to five inches of rain fell in Corpus Christi and the storm surge was in excess of five feet. Widespread flash flooding and coastal flooding was also reported in the city. Additionally, Hanna was the earliest “H” storm ever recorded in U.S. history and only the second fourth-named storm to make landfall in the U.S. so early in the season. The only other fourth-named storm to make landfall in the U.S. this early was a Category 4 hurricane in 1886. Now, attention turns to the East where a new tropical system is developing in the Atlantic and, in the next 24 hours, it could become a tropical depression or a tropical storm. If it becomes a tropical storm it would be Isaias.It is still too early to tell where exactly this system will go and how strong it will get, but people living in the northwest Caribbean islands including Puerto Rico should be paying attention to the forecast.Elsewhere, another heat wave is expected in the Northeast and the East Coast this week. A Heat Advisory has been issued from North Carolina to Maine where temperatures could get close to 100 degrees.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Sports writer Rick Reilly says Trump cheats but doesn’t see it as cheating

    first_imgApril 5, 2019 /Sports News – National Sports writer Rick Reilly says Trump cheats but doesn’t see it as cheating Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLeon Neal/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  Many U.S. presidents have enjoyed playing golf, but as acclaimed sports writer Rick Reilly puts it in his new book, “No president has been as up to his clavicles in golf as Donald Trump.”“Trump doesn’t just play courses; he builds them, buys them, owns them, operates them, sues over them, lies about them, bullies with them, and brags about them,” Reilly writes in his new book, “Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump.”Reilly said he played golf with Trump at one of his courses in preparation for a book Reilly published in 2004. As the pair spent the day together, Trump introduced Reilly as the publisher and owner of Sports Illustrated, despite the fact that he was neither, Reilly told ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein on the Powerhouse Politics podcast. Reilly started his sports writing career in 1979 and wrote for Sports Illustrated from 1985 to 2007, according to his website. He is also a member of the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame.And Trump is not the only president Reilly has played with. In 1995, he writes, he played with former President Bill Clinton.“He cheated in a kind of a different way. He would take — they came to call them Billigans,” Reilly told Karl and Klein. “And Clinton carried 24 clubs in his bag which is also cheating.”“But the difference is he wasn’t trying to win. He wasn’t trying to make you worse,” Reilly added.Despite questioning the fairness of the president’s methods, Reilly does not believe that Trump is a bad golfer“He is a good golfer, there’s no reason to lie,” said Reilly, who finds Trump’s reported 2.8 handicap questionable, to say the least.“I thought he was a 9 or 10,” Reilly told Klein and Karl. “He ain’t no three … If he’s a three, then the Queen is a pole vaulter. Cause there’s no way.”Reilly’s book alleges all manner of cheating, from fudging scorecards to kicking golf balls back onto the fairway. In fact, Reilly claims, the caddies at one golf club witnessed Trump kick the ball so much that they came up with a nickname for him: “Pele.”I think Donald, in his heart of hearts, believes that you’re gonna cheat him, too. So if it’s the same, if everybody’s cheating, he doesn’t see it as really cheating,” Reilly writes.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more