Monday, February 2, 2009

So long, Justice Kirby, you will be missed

Justice Michael Kirby, in my opinion one of the greatest judges to ever sit in the High Court, retires from the bench today:

There have been many times since Justice Kirby joined the High Court in 1996, and especially during the Howard Government years, that Kirby J seemed like the leading voice of reason and compassion. He has systematically defended the rights of the downtrodden and the marginalised - whether they be refugees, Aboriginal peoples, homosexuals or women. I can only hope the High Court continues his legacy.

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