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Ryan Giggs after a 2008 match. Picture: Gordon Flood

It doesn’t matter if you’re loyal to the broadsheets, indulge in the tabloids or prefer a quick online fix; however you digest your news, you’d have found it hard to miss the ongoing uproar about super injunctions. And, of course, the fact that we know anything, let alone so much, about these legal orders highlights their most obvious flaw: they don’t work.

In theory, super injunctions should make a journalist’s life harder–much harder. If you can describe an event,…

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