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Rift in Queensland judiciary over Daniel Morcombe murder appeal

The Guardian (8 May 2015) reports on the continuing discord within the Queensland judiciary.

‘The Queensland appeal court president, Margaret McMurdo, told the state’s chief justice, Tim Carmody, she could “never sit with him again on any court” after acrimony over his ill-fated role in the Daniel Morcombe murder appeal.

‘The ongoing schism in the Queensland judiciary is detailed in correspondence filed in court when Carmody voluntarily stood aside from child killer Brett Cowan’s appeal on Thursday.

‘Pressure on Carmody grew on Friday evening when retired supreme court judge George Fryberg said the chief justice should resign.

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