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Our Greatest Miscarriage of Justice

Keith Windschuttle’s book The Persecution of George Pell examines the forces that conspired to bring down George Pell—the journalists, bureaucrats, social-media warriors, politicians and jurists. They pursued their quarry with every means available to them. And for a time, at least, it seemed they had won. Nothing less than the “reputation of the rule of the law in Australia”, asserts Windschuttle, was in question on April 7, 2020, when the High Court quashed Pell’s conviction for sexual abuse. If the High Court had decided otherwise, “the gravest misjustice in Australia’s history” would have gone unremedied. There were five charges of…

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