Thursday, 15 October 2009

Defending judges

There once was a time when Attorneys-General saw one of their major roles as being the protection of the reputation of judges. With the current bunch of these ministerial office holders in state governments, it often is not the case. Rather than being defenders of the system, A-Gs regularly become public attackers of it on matters such as sentencing. The most recent to turn from judge defender to judge attacker is the Victorian Attorney-General Rob Hulls and today there is an interesting summary in The Age by Paul Austin outlining how the Victorian Chief Justice Marilyn Warren found it necessary to teach him some manners.
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