It is not part of our role to ask, let alone tell, Chief Justice Clarke to resign. Resignation is and can only be for the judge him or herself. Regrettably, however, we believe that we should make clear our personal opinion that, to avoid continuing serious damage to the judiciary, Chief Justice Clarke should resign.
Part of our role, as presenters of TRSI, is to do what we can to maintain public confidence in the Supreme Court, the judiciary generally and the administration of justice. It is in that context that we have expressed our view as to the course of action that will do the most to achieve those ends