Today I am in court defending my charges of breaching name suppression. I didn’t start this campaign, the Solicitor-General did, he wanted to set an example. Well I am hoping to set a bloody good example and test the law like it has never before been tested.
Most people lie down when presented with a challenge, I’d like to think that I stood up. I hope the Judge sees it my way. From the looks of the Police evidence thus far and their summary I’m thinking they aren’t trying hard enough. If I’m going to make a splash I’d like to know my opponent tried.
I will try to keep this post updated throughout the day, in the interests of open justice and all that. I bet the court has never had a defendant who wanted the whole world to know what goes on inside the courtroom. Pretty hard to deny the defendant the right to completely open justice.
It is time that the farce of name suppression was removed from our statutes. In the modern age it is unenforceable anyway.
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I thank you all in advance for your sup port. Hope fully I will see you in court as well.
0900 – at lawyers office doing final prep
0920 – leaving for court shortly
0955 – in court, every seat taken
1130 – judge Harvey being mr grumpy pants over technology
1135 – burqa in place over this case already
1340 – at lunch trial resumes at 1415, my turn then