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The Obstructionist-in-Chief ... Three Pinocchios for Billy Barr ... Mueller's 11 obstruction findings ... Charging and indicting Trump ... SCOTUS takes on cultural issues with new term cases ... Noam Chomsky on how the US political system works ... From Our Man in Washington ... Read more ... 


 

 

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Laboratory for apparatchiks ... Law school during the election campaign ... Lots of students in suits as careers in Parliament House beckon ... Party hacks starting young ... Barely Legal reports from campus ... Read more ... 

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    "It is my vision for this country as your prime minister to keep the promise of Australia to all Australians. 

    I believe that Australia is a promise to everyone who has the great privilege to call themselves Australian. It's the promise that allows Australians quietly going about their lives to realise their simple, honest aspirations." 

    Vision statement from prime minister Scott Morrison, launching the Liberal Party campaign, May 12, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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    Justinian Featurettes

    Muddied oafs ... It was 1956 - Sir William Slim was Governor General, Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean surfaced in Moscow and My Fair Lady opened on Broadway ... It was also the year that two teams of NSW solicitors and barristers squeezed into their footy gear and scrummed down ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    When only the victim speaks the truth ... Author Bri Lee's book Eggshell Skull scoops up another prize - this time at the Australian Book Industry Awards ... A story of childhood sexual assault ... While the book continues to collect awards, the author's view about how natural justice ought to work should be read with caution ... In 2018 we published lawyer Joanna Jenkins's review ... It's timely to reprise her concerns about the book ... Read more ... 


     

     

    Tuesday
    May212019

    Operation sandbag

    Barrister put off the track ... Dodgy tax history ... More damning information emerges ... Harman undertaking ... Bureau de Spank wants to use the new material in future proceedings ... Person with cognitive impairment pointed sole director of barrister's tax avoidance vehicle 

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    Friday
    May102019

    Judgment of the week

    Justice Ian Harrison in the NSW Supremes dismisses apprehended bias application ... Facebook posts by judge's tipstaff ... Claim made by family values applicant that HH's associate supports gay rights ... Battle with a noted sexual equality campaigner ... Purple pride ... Jurisdictional issue ... Finding that cases are decided by judges, not their staff 

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    Friday
    May102019

    A medley of law, order and justice

    Polly Peck delves into the salmagundi of law & justice policies on offer by the two major parties ... May 18 election ... Policies that have been missing in action during the campaign ... Rights ... Integrity Commissions ... Family law reform ... Judicial and quasi-judicial appointments ... Legal aid ... Indigenous Australians ... Prosecuting Banks and finance companies ... Whistleblower protections ... Catching more crims ... Take your pick 

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    Wednesday
    May082019

    Muddied oafs

    Ancient rugger buggers ... It was 1956 and Sir William Slim was Governor General, Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean surfaced in Moscow and My Fair Lady opened on Broadway ... It was also the year that two teams of NSW solicitors and barristers squeezed into their footy gear and scrummed down ... 

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    Wednesday
    May082019

    The Obstructionist-in-Chief

    Three Pinocchios for Billy Barr ... Mueller's 11 obstruction findings ... Charging and indicting Trump ... SCOTUS takes on cultural issues with new term cases ... Invalid orders of a compromised military commission judge ... Noam Chomsky on how the US political system works ... From Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch 

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    Tuesday
    May072019

    Laboratory for apparatchiks 

    Law school during the election campaign ... Lots of students in suits as careers in Parliament House beckon ... The Canberra Bubble comes to campus ... Party hacks starting young ... Barely Legal's mother hands out Labor leaflets and dry fruit cake 

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    Thursday
    May022019

    No authority

    Reef coral opinions bleached ... Fresh from spankings by the Full Family Court, Judge Vasta rides to the rescue of a sacked professor ... Lengthy judgment without citing a single authority or precedent ... Sal turns his hand to intellectual freedom ... Janek Drevikovsky reports 

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    Thursday
    May022019

    Frills and furbelows

    South Australian briefs opt for royal plumage ... Fail, pass, fail, appeal, sue ... The Herbert Smith Freehills candidate's unhappy time qualifying for a right of audience in the higher courts of the UK ... Latest word from Bridie ... Qld solicitor general turns people green ... Jobs galore ... Bottom pinching assault sorted ... Theodora reports 

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    Monday
    Apr292019

    The machines are coming for the lawyers

    Man and machines ... Luddites in the election ... The computer is trying to fly the Boeing 737 Max ... But when the crunch comes you need an experienced human being ... Now it's computer generated government decisions ... How are machine-made decisions reviewable? ... Justice Melissa Perry on digital pathways to decision making ... Procrustes looks at what seems like a high-speed tech wreck 

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