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The persecution of Kate McCann ... The media has been at its salacious worst in the case of missing child Madeleine McCann ... Kate McCann given the Lindy Chamberlain treatment ... Tabloid and broadsheets alike questioned her authenticity ... "Yummy mummy and neurotic recluse" ... Bungling Portuguese police and judiciary ... Read more ... 



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    The post-Warren world - nominations and odds ... New CJ for the Vic Supremes ... Field set for the Warren Replacement Stakes ... Contenders nominated by Justinian's readers ... Curious odds being offered ... Names most frequently mentioned: Doyle, McLeod and Maxwell ... Read more ... 


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    Springing Pauline from the nick ... Electoral fraud ... Forget the dishonest intent, see how the lunge for contract law saved Pauline ... Qld Court of Appeal missed the golden opportunity to finish Pauline Hanson's One Nation for good ... Instead, unpersuasive reasoning saved her and saddled the country with more poisonous nonsense ... Thanks Daphnis ... From Justinian's archive ...  November 18, 2003 ... Read more ... 


     

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    Wednesday
    Mar221995

    Some good, some turnips

    Pricks on the bench ... Kevin McFee JP (High Court candidate) gives an overview of Justinian's Judges Survey from March 1995 ... Anger uncorked ... From our Déjà Vu Department  

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    Wednesday
    Mar151995

    Orifice politics

    The ghastly events leading up to John Marsden's defamation action against Channel 7 ... Huge drama following the president of the NSW Law Society's decision to out himself as gay ... Accusations in parliament, on television and from former employee ... Confusion about underage sex 

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    Wednesday
    Mar151995

    Rosenblum v Foreman

    From Justinian's archive ... March 1995 ... When Rupert Rosenblum went to court over a missing house ... Memories of Carol Foreman and her backdated document ... Rocking the foundations of the admin of justice 

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    Tuesday
    Mar151994

    Gruzman never too sick

    Father and son team ... Gruzman snr cleared by stipes of threat to withdraw from case over insult to his son and junior ... Heinous accusation of barrister attending client's premises without instructing solicitor ... Row over fees

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    Wednesday
    Aug181993

    Pressing issues

    Collapse of Street of Shame's chambers market ... LCA's mission statement for lawyers ... Chrissa Loukas overlooked for 60 Minutes ... Fairfax wipes Bantum of the Opera's costs ... Promotional franger ... What life was like in 1993 ... From Justinian's archive of stories 

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    Saturday
    Jun051993

    The bar at war with itself

    The tortured path to the Bar's adoption of direct professional access was littered with drama and betrayal ... It's the early 1990s and the NSW Bar was being dragged into the twentieth century ... Fusion, co-advocacy and access to barristers all in the melting pot as the government hatches the Legal Profession Reform Act ... Spin doctors and melting faxes all part of the furious battle to resist change 

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    Monday
    Feb151993

    Allens' Christmas Eve horror

    Remembering the fallout from the Adrian Powles affair ... Seasons greetings as Allens faced receivership in 1992-1993 ... Special bail-out arrangements put in place as the Supreme Court obligingly applied a suppression order to the proceedings ... Department of Deja Vu

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    Wednesday
    Jul151992

    Hullo sailor

    From Justinian's archive comes this compelling explanation as to why NSW's 1992 Law Week festivities had to be delayed ... Attorney General Collins was jammed ... Call of the Coral Sea ... Deja Vu

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    Wednesday
    Jul151992

    Judge bounces lawyer tax scheme fight

    From Justinian's hard copy era ... When tax schemes were in your face ... And Andrew Rogers ruled the NSW Supreme Court commercial division with an iron fist in a titanium glove 

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    Monday
    Sep161991

    Sins of omission

    DPP brings tax case against eccentric barrister Cliff Pannam QC, then gives character evidence for him at bureau de spank ... From Justinian's bulging archive ... Let the heady days of September 1991 be a salutary reminder to all of us

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    Thursday
    Nov011990

    Master of the rope

    Lord Denning's nutty final lunge for the history books as he unpacks his dark side ... Capital punishment ... Birmingham Six ... Lesbianism

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    Wednesday
    Feb281990

    Haines blasts Temby

    Justinian revisits the fragile excuses advanced by ICAC for failing to investigate the Botany bribery scandal ... Contrary to commissioner Temby's report, Botany alderman had a clear memory of the attempted bribe over a land zoning proposal that affected Rupert Murdoch's interests ... Those were the days, when Rupert owed the Labor Party ... From our bulging archive, February 1990

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    Thursday
    Feb011990

    The Botany Boys

    The Botany Council bribery case ... ICAC less fun in Ian Temby's day ... Earlier Labor scandals in NSW ... Rezoning of Murdoch land  ... Memories far from faded ... From Justinian's archive, February 1990

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    Sunday
    Dec311989

    Forbidden sex

    It was a very different world in 1989 ... In Scotland gay judges were being hounded off the bench ... Victualler at Valentine's Bar heard loose tongue flapping ... Hooker tapes Honkers prosecutor asking for underage sex ... From Justinian December 1989

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    Thursday
    Oct201988

    L.C. Gruzman, I. Temby & Teddy Kennedy

    From the Rewind Office … Justinian’s hard copy archive coughs-up snippets from 1988 … Laurence Gruzman’s fear of AIDS infected Qantas stewards … Ian Temby’s fearlessness … And the Australian Legal Convention – a bridge too far for Teddy Kennedy

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    Friday
    Sep061985

    Frying Bacon

    Journalist Wendy Bacon faced enormous pressure after she had the temerity to reveal Clarrie Briese's allegations against High Court justice Lionel Murphy ... Briese's evidence to a Senate committee was supposed to be a secret ... DPP Ian Temby also in strife with the Labor maaates ... From Justinian's archive ... September 1985 

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    Thursday
    Apr041985

    Temby and police indemnities

    Ian Temby in row over indemnities for police who illegally tapped phones ... From Justinian, April 1985

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    Sunday
    Mar101985

    Major moments in the Murphy case

    For a large chunk of the time Lionel Murphy was a High Court judge (February 1975 to October 1986) he was hanging out with magistrates and District Court judges ... Morgan Ryan case of pressing importance ... "Now what about my little mate?" ... From Justinian's Déjà Vu department ... March 1985  

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    Wednesday
    Mar041981

    The man who replaced Barwick

    It's early 1981 and the government has announced that Sir Harry Gibbs will replace Sir Garfield Barwick as chief justice of the High Court ... While Queenslanders might be familiar with Gibbs, few others knew much about him ... In March 1981 Justinian filled-in some of the gaps and made some fearless predictions ... From our Déjà Vu department  

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    Wednesday
    Jan071981

    Melbourne barristers off the hook

    It's 1981 and the NSW bar's ethics committee has dismissed suggestions from Athol Moffitt that two Melbourne barristers weren't plying their trade in accordance with the high standards of the Sydney bar ... Suggestions that the trial was protracted by irrelevancies and the use of extreme language - thrown out by the ethics inspectors ... Crushing blow for Court of Criminal Appeal ... From Justinian's Déjà Vu department 

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