they've nobbled the high court...
The High Court has been remade in John Howard's image. It is now so legally conservative that Michael Kirby has become the biggest outsider in the court's history.
Professor George Williams, of the University of NSW, also says the pattern of decisions from last year shows a "gang of four" is emerging: the Chief Justice, Murray Gleeson, and justices William Gummow, Kenneth Hayne and Dyson Heydon.
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