Abuse of sub judice


Comment on cases that are actively before a court of law which amounts to contempt of court and prejudicial to fair trial. Such comment may include criticism of the prosecution and damaging statements about the accused.


The phrase is often used by spokespersons for government departments, local authorities and other bodies in order to avoid answering embarrassing questions.

Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST