Great news for acedemic freedom of speech today as an announcement is made by Ely Place Chambers who represent Simon in his defence of a libel action brought by the British Chiropractic Association in relation to an article Simon wrote for the Guardian's Comment is Free. In the article Simon questioning whether chiropractors should be treating various childhood conditions. The BCA sued him but not the Guardian.
The orginal hearing had ruled that Simon was not expressing an opinion but statements of facts that required him to prove that all chiropractory didn't work. An impossible task!! He successfully appealed this ruling last month. This ruling has led the BCA to review there case and withdraw it.
Well done Simon
More background to the case here:
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