Contempt of court - what does it mean?

Tommy Robinson has been jailed for being in "contempt of court". What does that mean? And who else has been found "in contempt"?
Contempt of court laws are designed to protect the rule of law, ensure fair trials - and avoid trial by media.
Contempt can be committed by a broad range of people and organisations including the press, jurors, and - as we have learned in recent years - social media users.
The maximum sentence for contempt of court is two years' imprisonment, but it can also be punished with a fine.
The law on contempt is set out in case law and the 1981... read more

 
30 May 2018 in Regional, Views: 65
Source: BBC
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