ACT chief justice says potential jurors who have seen Higgins speak publicly on the allegations must ‘search their souls’ about impartiality in case against Bruce Lehrmann

Members of the jury panel in the trial of the man accused of raping Brittany Higgins will be asked to excuse themselves by the judge if they follow Higgins on Twitter or saw her speak about the allegations at any public event.

The ACT supreme court chief justice, Lucy McCallum, revealed her thinking about empanelment of the jury at a brief pretrial mention on Friday, saying she would ask potential jurors “to search their souls about whether they can be impartial”.

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