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"Anomalous occurrences in unusual circumstances"? Extra-judicial activity by High Court justices: 1903 to 1945

Wheeler, Fiona


The conventional wisdom is that, with some important exceptions, the justices of the High Court of Australia have generally refrained from extra-judicial work. This has been to preserve their independence from government, in particular by avoiding association with political matters. This article, however, challenges this dominant reading of the historical record. Focusing on formal assignments outside the courtroom � such as service by High Court justices as Royal Commissioners, on other...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Law Review


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