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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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    "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 ... 


    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 ... 


     

     

    Justinian's archive

    Tuesday
    Sep302014

    Portraits of the law 

    Yarraside bar launches portrait gallery of ancient monuments ... How to shop in a wig and gown ... Stalled career relaunched at the bar ... Standby for silk fest ... Fighting for you 

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    Monday
    Sep292014

    Law in the Age of Terror

    Alien Tort law gives a leg-up to Abu Ghraib victims ... Preview of new Supreme Court term ... DoJ's misuse of state secrets privilege ... US ranking of billionaires according to their political influence ... Latest report on judicial corruption ... Roger Fitch, Our Man in Washington, reports 

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    Monday
    Sep292014

    Dodgyland in a nutshell

    Where are we now with ICAC's revolving door of shamed politicians? ... Will there be public executions? ... Pressure from Liberals to defenestrate ICAC ... Slimmed down Big Man speaks out ... McCloy's capers 

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    Friday
    Sep262014

    Constitutional crisis

    Slicing-up the pie for the post-admission legal education market ... Lots of loot at stake as College of Law tries to push the NSW Law Society off a cliff ... Constitutional amendment ... Getting out from under the skirts 

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    Wednesday
    Sep242014

    Bad lawyering

    Theft, forgery, buried loot, obsessive infatuations, fabulous explanations ... Things "turned sinister" for Bendigo solicitor Euan Vance ... He pinched $1.2 million and got two-and-a-quarter years on the bottom ... Excellent prospects of rehabilitation ... Kate Lilly reporting 

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    Friday
    Sep192014

    Deutschland, Deutschland, Über Alles

    New name for Wentworth's 7-Up ... Victorians get to grips with litigation costs ... No pillow talk about Canberra sex workers 

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    Thursday
    Sep182014

    Wither Great Britain

    Scotland on the edge ... Even if the "Yes" campaign loses, Alex Salmond will be given more powers by the wimps at Westminster ... Leverhulme surveys the referendum campaign ... And meets someone who Fights Like a Girl 

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    Saturday
    Sep132014

    Courtside notebook

    The days when graduates could go straight to the bar are over ... WA CJ says Perth law firm would not prefer its own interests in liquidation dispute ... Wayne's law ... Kate Lilly courtside 

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    Friday
    Sep122014

    Vic's Lawn Order agenda

    Victoria in election mode as government seeks to shift sentencing away from the judges ... NSW's mandatory sentencing plans remain in parliamentary deadlock ... Sex offenders registration unworkable ... Liberty Victoria on the case ... Kevin Childs reports 

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    Tuesday
    Sep092014

    Heart of the bar

    News from the Street of Shame ... Deutschland marshalling forces ... The Sevens rub tummies ... Eating and talking ... Interviews with Queens' Counsel ... Advocacy skills require being in many courts at once 

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    Sunday
    Sep072014

    Snakes alive

    Carmody fallout ... QC time at the Cauldron ... Politburo member disappears ... Maley fallout ... NT gets inquiry into appointment of judges and magistrates ... Pro bono advice under attack 

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    Tuesday
    Sep022014

    Security law overreach

    The powers sought by ASIO are scary to contemplate ... Civil liberties people suggest ways to trim down the open slather ... Computer network surveillance ...Special Intelligence Operations ... Unauthorised disclosures ... Kevin Childs surveys the latest news from the secret state 

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    Monday
    Sep012014

    Bucket of ice water for Victorian solicitors

    New LIV CEO hired to breathe fresh life into the solicitors' club ... Reform challenges in the face of unprecedented change ... Kevin Childs meets Nerida Wallace, and she's the one with all the questions 

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    Thursday
    Aug282014

    Silk queue

    Applicants for Senior Counsel in New South Wales ... 102 put their hands up in a bleak market ... Repeat contenders aplenty ... The list in full 

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    Wednesday
    Aug272014

    Madge Maley: waiting for the other shoe to drop 

    Darwin seething with suggestions as to why Peter Maley quit the bench ... Stout defence of the compromised magistrate by the CLP government came to nothing ... More to come ... Reptiles pose a list of questions to the stricken beak 

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    Tuesday
    Aug262014

    QC or bust

    NSW ginger group seeks to prise open the QC treasure chest ... Leagues Clubbers in cry for full plumage ... Rise of the one percent 

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    Friday
    Aug222014

    Don't Hazzard a guess on Queen's bauble for NSW bar

    Rotten clients ... Pulp mill ... Brown stuff ... Fresh rallying call for NSW to appoint QCs 

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    Wednesday
    Aug202014

    Migration agent scandal

    Barry Lane's memo to Hon. Scott Morrison ... Obsessed about backdoor boats, the minister has neglected the shonks at his front door ... Being dishonest is no disqualification for being a migration agent 

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    Friday
    Aug152014

    Torture news

    Contraception insurance and the theocratic consequences of Hobby Lobby ... CIA tortured find justice in Europe ... Guantánamo judge resigns as DC Court throws a spanner in the works of the Military Commissions ... From Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch 

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    Friday
    Aug152014

    The sound of one man bowing

    Solo bows ceremony grips Molonglo Supremes ... Press releases flowing from the QE11 Cauldron ... Slater & Gordon minting it as acquisitions pile up 

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