Government Control Over the Flow of Information: Lord Sumption Speaks Out Against the Online Safety Bill in the Latest Episode of Law Pod UK

Author: Rosalind English

The Online Safety Bill is currently making its way through the House of Commons, having reached the report stage in July. The bill’s concept of “legal but harmful” is controversial, and has attracted criticism from high places, not least of all former Supreme Court judge Jonathan Sumption. Lord Sumption joins Rosalind English in this episode to discuss the problems involved in defining this kind of harm and the concepts of “misinformation and disinformation” in the Bill.

Lord Sumption worries about the “sheer randomness” of the process for identifying legal but harmful material, and points out that the

Aluminum Is Now A Hot Topic In Supply Chain And Trade

Aluminum Is Now A Hot Topic In Supply Chain And Trade

Last Friday, February 24, 2023, the Biden Administration issued a Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the United States. You can read the full proclamation here.

The Proclamation states that, beginning on March 10, 2023, a 200% ad valorem tariff will be imposed on all aluminum articles and derivative aluminum articles produced in Russia. Additionally, on April 10, 2023, a 200% ad valorem tariff will be imposed on aluminum articles where any amount of primary aluminum or derivative aluminum articles used in the manufacture of the articles was smelted or cast in Russia.

The purpose of the Biden Administration’s