Does a public profile deserve privacy in the courts?
A prominent West Australian sporting figure is being sued over historic child sex allegations dating back decades. The courts have decided the person can’t be named because it may put unfair pressure on him to settle the case. In response Gareth has asked the question, “why is a prominent person entitled to a different standard of justice?” Is a public profile a good reason for further privacy in the courts or should these individuals be treated with the same rules and open justice?
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