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David Allen Green

The Jack of Kent blog is named after a fairly obscure medieval folklore hero who bested the Devil by looking at what was actually said. As such, it seemed a good name for a liberal and critical blog. I started blogging in 2007 – my old site is here – and the Jack of Kent blog became popular for its detailed and accessible accounts of legal cases, most notably the libel claim brought against Simon Singh by the British Chiropractic Association. My blogging at Jack of Kent and elsewhere went on to include exposing Johann Hari as “David Rose”, uncovering the email hacking by The Times of the “NightJack” blogger, publishing the WikiLeaks Non-Disclosure Agreement, publicising the “TwitterJokeTrial”, and coverage of the on-going phone hacking scandal. I am now legal correspondent of the New Statesman and media correspondent of The Lawyer. I am a regular on the panel for the Without Prejudice legal podcasts and I am also founder and convenor of Westminster Skeptics. I appeared as a witness before both the Leveson Inquiry and the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Privacy Injunctions. Taken from Jack of Kent’s new website

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