A Guardian journalist accused the Attorney General Dominic Grieve of failing to show "reasonable grounds" for blocking the release of letters sent by Prince Charles to government ministers.
The High Court today ruled that Grieve's use of a ministerial veto to stop the letters being published was unlawful but the Attorney General said he will "pursue an appeal."
– A Guardian News & Media spokesperson
The public has a right to know if the heir to the throne is advocating policy or promoting causes to government ministers.
We welcome today's appeal court judgment finding that it was wrong to block the release of the letters.
We hope the Attorney General will recognise he has reached the end of the legal road and that government departments will now publish the correspondence so that the public can judge for themselves.
We are disappointed by the decision in the Evans (Prince of Wales letters) case. To protect the principles at stake we will pursue an appeal
The Attorney General's refusal to let the public see letters the Prince of Wales wrote to government ministers has been ruled unlawful.
The Attorney General's Office has confirmed it is looking into the four-and-a-half -year sentence given to Lewis Gill, 20, after pleading guilty to manslaughter for a punch that killed a 40-year-old man.
A statement said:
– Attorney General's Office
The Attorney General’s Office has received a number of requests to look at the sentence given to Lewis Gill.
If a sentence given in a Crown Court appears to be very low, or unduly lenient, anyone can ask the Attorney General to examine the sentence, within 28 days of sentencing.
This process has now started. We have asked the CPS to send us more information this case.
The Attorney General will to look at broadcaster Stuart Hall's 15-month sentence after his office received a number of complaints that the term was not long enough, the Attorney General's office confirmed.
Only one person needs to request a sentence is reviewed to trigger the process, which only applies to certain types of case such as murder, rape and child sex crimes
The Attorney General has rejected the call by Conservative MP David Burrowes to appeal the sentences of Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce for being unduly lenient:
The Tory MP David Burrowes, who qrote to Dominic Grieve has tweeted that he respects the decision:
AG rejects call for review of Huhne/Pryce sentence http://t.co/xsSNTLp32b ..respect AG decision