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Privileges of the Press.

|MSR PBKSS ASSOCIATION.] . ' Wellington, October 23. la Ifcmco to-day, Judge Edwards delivered judgment on the' motion to have E. A. Haggen,. of the " Woodville iiWj.mincr,". committed. for contempt of Court m publishing the evidences taken before the Wastelands Committee^? the cuo of Sowry v. the Hawke's JBay Jfiflucttiom Board. He said the solo question for determination was a bare point of, law as to whether the defendant Bouti Jutd power under the provisions of " The, L%nd Act, 1886," to hold the proposed «nq«iry, and it was equally, plain that the deUar^ minutioh of this point of law could, ia; »a way be aflected by th» republicatkw by Haggen of evidence given. Jbefcro^h© Waste Laijdg' Comnattee.; *The( ph|itiff had., therefpre, completely failed to%stablisli tHe grounds upon which 3 he moved agams^Haggen. In short, the.Court.Tw« aSk«d to punish Haggeh for publishing a matter which was wholly immaterial to the suit,. ;Hje had 'no doubt publukfcion of this matter, apart from its bearing m the present suit, was privileged tmde* "The Parliamentary Privileges Act, 1865:? 'He felt satisfied H&% *by th<ypnblicfttfon of the evidence, no right of plaintiff's ha^ been infringed; 1 and the motion' must* therefore, be dismissed with ten guineas cost,. 1 '

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Privileges of the Press., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2553, 25 October 1890

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Privileges of the Press. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2553, 25 October 1890

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