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Hi, I support making judgements available to the public (without charge) but this applies to the judgements of higher courts. I don’t think it needs to apply to lower court judgements unless there is some special interest in that judgement, for example an unusual case. It’s the higher courts that have should be adjudicating difficult and unusual cases, and publishing their judgements (with reasons) for the benefit of lower courts and the public generally.

I think this is the position taken in many countries even in Western countries. As a practising lawyer, I would pay attention to the judgements of the highest courts, the lower court judgements tend

not to have precedent value.

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