Victorian judicial watchdog dismisses complaints after judge Mark Gamble orders mother to leave courtroom for breastfeeding child

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A Victorian judge did not intentionally single out or humiliate a breastfeeding mother by asking her to leave a courtroom during a high-profile trial, a judicial watchdog has ruled.

The woman was feeding her child in March while observing the trial of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish principal Malka Leifer when the judge, Mark Gamble, told her she was not permitted to breastfeed in court because it was a distraction.

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