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DPP fighting Chief Justice Higgins on numerous fronts

By johnboy - 5 May 2010 11

Lyneham stabbing victim

The Canberra Times brings word that the DPP has successfully appealed against the lack of a custodial sentence handed down by Chief Justice Higgins for the stabbing that created the above wound.

The ABC is also on the case informing us that the newer, tougher sentence is a six month suspended one followed by a one year good behaviour order for Tracey Elaine Campbell. Hardly seems worth the effort of the appeal but one supposes it’s the principle of the thing.

The ABC also reports that the DPP has had another go at the Chief Justice’s mercy, this time losing an appeal against a five year sentence for James Thorn found guilty of 36 offences involving theft and violence. In this case a lack of reasons for the sentence was attacked, and the Court of Appeal decided the Chief Justice’s silence was not a problem.

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DPP fighting Chief Justice Higgins on numerous fronts
bundah 7:25 pm 08 Aug 13

It also noted that the offences were committed shortly after Thorn was released on parole

Well it would appear his stint in the slammer hasn’t dulled his enthusiasm for dishing out punishment..

CraigT 7:08 pm 08 Aug 13

He probably deserved it, though.

Mothy 4:52 pm 08 Aug 13

Curious:

Same Thorn?

hellspice 3:06 pm 06 May 10

Mr Evil said :

But, if Higgins puts people away in the big house, how will they ever have a chance to reform themselves?

Everybody deserved a 32nd chance.

+1

Mr Evil 8:54 pm 05 May 10

But, if Higgins puts people away in the big house, how will they ever have a chance to reform themselves?

Everybody deserved a 32nd chance.

Gerry-Built 7:04 pm 05 May 10

I thought “Justice” was his middle name… apparently it is only part of his title… honest mistake, I guess…

Higgins; supporting the slackers since… like… forever…

screaming banshee 5:05 pm 05 May 10

Higgins is out of touch and should have been sacked years ago.

Wraith 1:39 pm 05 May 10

ConanOfCooma said :

So, commit my crimes in Canberra?

Stay where you are, it will be safer for you

ConanOfCooma 1:08 pm 05 May 10

So, commit my crimes in Canberra?

pptvb 12:54 pm 05 May 10

“Chief Justice Higgins”
Why is it THAT name keeps popping up?

Wraith 12:52 pm 05 May 10

When was Higgins supposed to retire?

Or do I have this wrong. I thought he was going

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