Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by David at 2006-10-31 12:19
This article is rather short on detail
Is it saying that the guy's lawyers claim:
Some laws passed when Queen Victoria was in power don't apply in this circumstance?
Some laws in the state of Victoria in .au don't apply etc.
I'm guessing the former since it refers to "British citizens" later on
So why mention "Victorian laws"?
Did we have laws against race-hate crimes back then?
Is it just the "soliciting to murder" part that is covered by a very old law?
The Beeb have updated the article a fair bit now
"1861 Offences Against The Person Act"
So it's Victorian age rather than state.
Looks like the racial hatred bit is covered by a different set of laws though.