Michael Kirby, Mr. Justice Kirby of the High Court is known to love the limelight and he doubtless was tickled when the latest issue of Australian Business described him as the Rock star of the bench.
In a wide ranging account drawn from a speech to university students he talked about the organization of judgments:
“I know the real reason you love me,” Justice Kirby said.
“Headings. Headings. Sub-headings. Sub-sub-headings. Indent dot points. That’s the real reason.”
Kirby had some other helpful hints for those who find his judgments time-consuming. “You don’t communicate ideas if you write High Court . . . [more]