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Retiring Chief Justice Robert French stands by silence on asylum seeker ruling

As he nears the end of eight years as the nation’s top judge, Robert French is standing by his response to critics of a controversial ruling on Australia’s asylum seeker policy.

Robert French - ABCWhen the High Court struck down Labor’s Malaysia Solution in 2011 it ignited an attack on the courts from politicians the likes of which had not been seen since the Mabo and Wik decisions of the 1990s.

Then prime minister Julia Gillard accused the court of…

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