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Chief Justice Lucy McCallum says courts must accept some jurors have preconceived ideas

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By Blake Foden
Updated March 8 2022 - 7:57am, first published 4:00am
Chief Justice Lucy McCallum at a ceremonial sitting, during which she was sworn into the role, on Tuesday. Picture: James Croucher

Jurors are "not idiots" and can perform their duties even if they have read about a case independently of a trial and come to court with preconceived ideas, the ACT's new chief justice believes.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.

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