Lord Justice Leveson, centre, and the assessors of his inquiry into culture practices and ethics of the press, from left, George Jones, Shami Chakrabarti, David Bell, David Currie, Paul Scott-Lee and ... more 
Lord Justice Leveson, centre, and the assessors of his inquiry into culture practices and ethics of the press, from left, George Jones, Shami Chakrabarti, David Bell, David Currie, Paul Scott-Lee and Elinor Goodman, attend the openiong of the inquiry in London, Thursday July 28, 2011. Justice Brian Leveson said he has the legal power to demand evidence from witnesses - and plans to use it "as soon as possible." The inquiry was announced earlier this month by Prime Minister David Cameron in the wake of a scandal over illegal eavesdropping that has closed down the 168-year-old News of the World tabloid and shaken Rupert Murdoch's global media empire. Leveson's 7-member panel includes a veteran newspaper reporter, a former police chief, a civil liberties activist and a broadcast journalist, and they will begin public hearings in September. (AP Photo/Sean Dempsey, pool) less 
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Thu, Jul 28, 2011 9:52 AM EDT