Friday, 27 February 2009


Marcus Einfeld was a judge. He knows how seriously the courts view perjury. So far there has been no explanation at all as to why he chose to lie about a speeding offence. Speeding is stupid. It is irresponsible. A lot of people do it.
Einfeld would have been given a severe rap over the knuckles. He would have been fined. He might have lost his licence. Instead of that he has lost his reputation.
He has always been a fairly high profile figure but he probably ranks along with certain QCs and SCs in terms of legal excellence - and now every decision he has ever made has to be suspect. The presiding judge will have a difficult decision to make. Do you give a custodial sentence to one of your former colleagues?

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