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Chief Justice Lucy McCallum warns against public commentary on Brittany Higgins case ahead of Bruce Lehrmann rape trial

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By Blake Foden
Updated March 10 2022 - 10:45am, first published March 9 2022 - 11:30pm
Bruce Lehrmann, left, is accused of raping Brittany Higgins, right, at Parliament House in 2019. Pictures: Supplied, Karleen Minney

The ACT's top judge has issued a blunt warning about public commentary on the Brittany Higgins case, saying it risks interfering with the prosecution of the former Liberal Party staffer's alleged rapist.

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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.