The Rudd government has at last begun the task of wresting the High Court back from the conservatives who have dominated the bench for the last decade.

The new Chief Justice Robert French is a small "l" liberal and a judge who rightly sees his role as being more than simply enforcing law even if the result is injustice. In other words, French might make the rabid anti-judicial activists led by The Oz’s Janet Albrechtsen seethe with rage (oh how delightful!)