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The State of the Union ... The Age of Trump ... Fears mount for the mental health of the commander-in-chief ... Tweet rants ... Corporate hucksters float to the surface ... Pillaging the national estate ... Religious "freedoms" on the rise ... Election rorting rampant ... Roger Fitch on the front line ... Read more ... 

Justinian's Bloggers

Imperilled by the Barnababy ... What's an embarassing clown like Barnaby Joyce doing as deputy prime minister of Australia? ... This sort of regressive, oafish, politician is well past his use-by date ... Artemus Jones looks at the mess the government has made of the Joyce affair and Turnbull's limited options to save himself from more ruin ... Read more ... 

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    It's like asking people when they've had food poisoning from fish whether they'd eat fish again. They always say 'no'. But within a month or so you're sitting down having barramundi with them." 

    Deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce explaining why he thinks the story about his affair with a younger member of his staff and associated job preferment is a passing event that will fade from public attention. Fairfax Media, February 20, 2018 ... Read more ... 

    Justinian Featurettes

    Concerning Champagne ... Champagne - a product as much driven by marketing and legend as by the content of the bottle ... Ten myths exploded in a new critique of the bubbly libation ... Justinian's wine man G.D. Wendler explains - just in time for Christmas ... Read more ... 

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    Justinian's archive

    Atanaskovic wins over-wrought billings battle ... Chang, Pistilli and Simmons – former partners of Antagonistic Heartless – go down in fight about their share of late recorded billings … Too much distrust, too little courtesy ... From our archive, March 12, 2010  ... Read more ... 



    Trust account chaos 

    Sad tales and true ... Homeless solicitor tragedy ... Lawyers' deficient defences ... Depletion of the jam roll ... Missing money ... Medical issues ... Nick Bonyhady reports from the Bureau de Spank 

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    A right Charlie

    Waterstreet's unconvincing tax performance ... Last minute scramble not to appear in the Dizzo ... Judge Gibson unimpressed ... Wot's going on at Rake Chambers? ... Nick Bonyhady reports on the latest drama 

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    One more top hat for Willy Alstergren 

    Fusion of the federal courts ... Family Court upheaval ... Pascoe dumps Thackray ... Alstergren gets another top gig ... Lawyers dismayed 

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    Hit the books 

    Law librarians and knowledge gurus being retrenched across the industry ... DPP libraries not exempt from disruption ... The Archbold v Blackstone's stoush in the UK over criminal law services used at crown courts ... Jade goes it alone ... Nick Bonyhady reports from the silence of his law library 

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    The taxman cometh

    Experienced Sydney tax lawyer loses out to the commissioner ... Transactions were too ambiguous to be loans ... Not enough detail to support the taxpayer's claim ... Nick Bonyhady reports from court-side  

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    The quest for perfect sentences

    Sentencing Guidelines Council for Victoria ... Community input on sentencing ... Judges have the numbers on the new council ... Peach Melba's blog 

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    Expunging the taint of Godwin

    Former Credit-Suisse boss gives The Australian access to emails which seek to put the Ozcar fee deal into context ... Apparently, the emails were confidential then, but not now ... When documents tabled in the senate are characterised as "leaks" ... Treasury submission ignored in exculpatory "analysis" 

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    A WIN-LOSE situation

    Vlad the Impaler is used to dealing with problem gamblers ... Brody Clarke's betting plunge ... $10 million of client's money goes to the horses, allegedly ... Who will make good the loss? ... Time to change channels 

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    End-to-end digital experience

    New innovation boss at fed courts ... ACT bar stamps its tiny foot ... Hot new entrant at Wardell ... Hilton can't shake Bucket's legacy ... NSW Judicial Commission expands its territory ... Goings On with Theodora 

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