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Eyes Right ... Procrustes reviews what's going on with the Right ... Starting with a Dobell exhibition near Healesville ... Yesterday's values ... The Joshua Smith case ... Mrs McNamara and the Road Traffic Authority ... Community Legal Centres and advocacy litigation ... Finally, fetching-up with John Cameron and Scott Ludlam ... Read more ... 



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Horse talk ... Yarraside Barrister's reputation repaired with award of aggravated damages against The Age ... Defamatory articles lingered on the internet ... Serious award for seriously hurt feelings... Peach Melba reports ... Read more ... 

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    "Well, I think we're getting ahead of ourselves. First of all we have to have a declaration by the High Court to the effect that he was not capable of being chosen and a count back. Then as I'm advised, the President of the Senate has to raise the debt, the debt being the salary and allowances that Mr Ludlam was paid during all those years when he was under colour of office, to use the legal expression, but in fact was not eligible to sit as a senator, that debt would be a very substantial amount of money. There's also by the way, under section 46 of the Constitution, a fine of 100 pounds to use the language of the time of federation, for every day that a person not eligible to sit does sit in the Senate ..." 

    Commonwealth Attorney General George Brandis discussing Scott Ludlam's disqualification from the senate, Sky News, July 16, 2017. The AG forgot that suits under s.46 of the Constitution were abolished in 1975, see Common Informers (Parliamentary Disqualifications) Act  ...  Read more ... 


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    Justinian Featurettes

    Arthur Moses ... The boy from the wild west of Sydney climbs to the top limbs of the barristers' tree ... Arthur Moses on the couch ... President of the NSW bar and treasurer of the Law Council of Australia ... Big agenda items ... Long lists of projects ... Run, run, run ... Read more ... 


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    Friday
    Jul212017

    No Paris hat for these Harris pats

    (Apologies to Cole Porter) ... Leverhulme assembles the data to try and make sense of Rolf Harris's criminal trials ... Three trials ... Guilty of 12 indecent assaults ... 5 years, 9 months in pokey ... Lengthy jury deliberations ... London Calling 

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    Friday
    Jul212017

    Falling foul of the junta

    Top appeals judge in Thailand fails anticipated elevation to the country's number one judicial position ... Drug cases and anti-corruption decisions thwarted his career path ...  From Alex Mitchell in Bangkok 

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    Thursday
    Jul202017

    Arthur Moses

    The boy from the wild west of Sydney climbs to the top limbs of the barristers' tree ... Arthur Moses on the couch ... President of the NSW bar and treasurer of the Law Council of Australia ... Big agenda items ... Long lists of projects ... Run, run, run 

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    Thursday
    Jul202017

    Eyes Right

    Procrustes reviews what's going on with the Right ... Starting with a Dobell exhibition near Healesville ... Yesterday's values ... The Joshua Smith case ... Mrs McNamara and the Road Traffic Authority ... Community Legal Centres and advocacy litigation ... Finally, fetching-up with John Cameron and Scott Ludlam 

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    Tuesday
    Jul182017

    Horse talk

    Yarraside Barrister's reputation repaired with award of aggravated damages against The Age ... Defamatory articles lingered on the internet ... Serious award for seriously hurt feelings 

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    Monday
    Jul172017

    Moulds remain unbroken

    The diversity mirage for clerkship applicants ... The second round interview is more akin to social vetting ... An applicant's "likeability" is the key ... Our Student-at-Large complains about the charisma quotient 

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    Saturday
    Jul152017

    Top End law

    Slap on the wrist for Darwin lawyer of "exemplary character" ... Guilty plea to cocaine bust ... Stellar references ... Great sporting ability ... Subeta Vimalarajah courtside 

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    Saturday
    Jul152017

    New game of thrones

    Allens says the NSW Law Society is on firm ground in moving to dump a member of its executive ... Demand for procedural fairness ... Motion to sack on hold until injunction resolved 

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    Tuesday
    Jul112017

    Open and shut justice

    Keeping the profession in good repute by covering-up the names of lawyers in disciplinary proceedings ... SA judge goes through the balancing act of deciding what's best - redaction or open justice ... Redaction wins 

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