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Over the next three years, a majority of the High Court's judges must retire, but predicting the next appointment is like trying to pick the Melbourne Cup winner without knowing who's in the field, writes Professor George Williams.

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With the number of unanimous decisions made by the High Court nosediving, Justice Dyson Heydon has emerged as the Court’s new great dissenter, a new report shows.

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OPINION: The Gillard government has achieved remarkable success steering legislation through a hung parliament. But the coming year may see opponents shift the battle to the High Court, writes Professor George Williams in the SMH.

The judges on Australia's highest court decided exactly half of the cases heard in 2010 unanimously - easily the highest rate of agreement seen in more than 30 years.

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The High Court handed down a record number of unanimous decisions in 2009 - the first full year of Robert French's tenure as Chief Justice of Australia - a UNSW analysis shows.

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Former High Court Justice Michael Kirby has taken up an appointment as a Distinguished Visiting Professor in UNSW's Law Faculty.

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The High Court's 'great dissenter', Justice Michael Kirby, will address a public forum at the University of New South Wales.

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Australia's High Court came under the microscope at the 2008 Gilbert +Tobin Centre of Public Law's Constitutional Law Conference.

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Former High Court Justice the Hon Michael McHugh AC, QC will discuss the legislative repercussions of High Court decisions when he presents the annual Hal Wootten lecture at UNSW.

2006 saw a large increase in the number of High Court rulings decided by a split bench, according to a report that will be presented at the sixth Constitutional Law Conference on 16 February.

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