When a South Australian senior Magistrate wanted to give crooks light sentences because he thought the state’s jails were overcrowded, the state’s Attorney-General Mick Atkinson was not impressed.
He slammed those views as “daft” and “delusional”.
Deputy Chief Magistrate Dr Andrew Cannon wasn’t happy about someone criticising his work and has decided to sue in defamation.
Many legal observers question whether this is an appropriate thing for a serving judicial officer to be doing.
Atkinson will be vigorously defending the defamation claim.
Andrew Cannon appears to maintain a “linkedin” page that explains he is interested in “job inquiries” and “business deals”. If he’s not successful in suing the state’s chief law officer over a personal tiff, he’d do well to pursue those.
Dr Cannon is still believed to be upset over the government’s decision to appoint former Commonwealth prosecutor Liz Bolton as the state’s Chief Magistrate instead of him.