Opinion

The Pell decision underlines the absurdity of the jury system

Crispin Hull
By Crispin Hull
Updated July 1 2021 - 3:51pm, first published April 10 2020 - 6:30pm
The High Court overruled a jury's earlier decision to convict Cardinal George Pell of child sexual abuse. Picture: Karleen Minney

The COVID-19 crisis has put a stay on many jury trials. If we were sensible, the High Court's judgment to overturn the conviction of George Pell should result in the end of them forever.

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Crispin Hull

Crispin Hull

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Crispin Hull is a former editor of The Canberra Times and a regular columnist.