Judicial immunity - right or wrong?

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Burgess, Craig. 2006. "Judicial immunity - right or wrong?" Alternative Law Journal . 31 (1), pp. 39-40.
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Judicial immunity - right or wrong?

ERA Journal ID35399
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AuthorBurgess, Craig
Journal TitleAlternative Law Journal 
Journal Citation31 (1), pp. 39-40
Number of Pages2
Year2006
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
ISSN1037-969X
Web Address (URL)http://www.altlj.org/
Abstract

The High Court's recent decision to strike down
criminal convictions against former Queensland chief
magistrate, Di Fingleton, because by statute she was
entitled to immunity from prosecution has excited
much public debate.

As the Dean of Law at Sydney University, Professor Ron McCallum, said in The Australian recently, not even the Prime Minister enjoys immunity from criminal liability.

It is a fair question: why should those in charge of our
courts enjoy a privilege the rest of the community is
denied?

Keywordsjudicial immunity
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020489999. Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified
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