30 November 2015
Barrister Mohammed Faruk has been reprimanded and fined £300 by a disciplinary tribunal for speaking with jurors at Basildon railway station after a trial.
He has 21 days to appeal.
Former Supreme Court president says political involvement is part of judicial role.
Attorney general tells public law specialists that judges should not be asked to decide political matters.
Consultation on government's proposals to reform 1998 act expected within the next two months.
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