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    Sunday
    Jun222014

    Carmody of Errors

    Updated on Monday, June 23, 2014 by Registered CommenterJustinian

    The politicisation of the Chief Justice ... Divisions deepen ... Lord Eldon's straddle ... Fresh round-up of The Carmody Capers ... From our Brisbane field agents 

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    Tuesday
    Jun172014

    Carmody update

    Collection of gems from Timbo Carmody, CJ-in-Waiting ... Latter-day Albert Piddington? ... Carmody's best lines ... Brief history of the new CJ's long forgotten low points ... NSW barristers say politicalisation of Queensland appointments taints the QC selection system  

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    Friday
    Jun132014

    Brisbane seething with possibilities 

    Queensland bar president Peter Davis resigns citing lack of integrity in the process surrounding the appointment of Tim Carmody as CJ ... Carmody seeking support from the judges ... Bar threatened and confidences leaked 

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    Thursday
    Jun122014

    Timbo on top

    Tim Carmody - Queensland's top dog of justice ... Fast track to chief justiceship ... Government anoints favourite cheer leader ... Triumph of the toadies ... Pineapple Pol reports 

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    Wednesday
    Jun112014

    Adornments to the law return to the fold

    The Keddies' case never ceases to amaze and confound ... Partners in NSW's biggest overcharging scandal back plying their trade ... Barakat and Roulston succeed in applications to have the Law Society issue them with tickets 

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    Tuesday
    Jun102014

    Carmody rising

    The stage is set for Queensland government's favoured bovver boy of the bench to be legged-up to CJ ... Deep soundings with the bar and QLS ... "No criticism" undertakings have been extracted by the Conveyancer General ... Cossack says Tim Carmody is unsuitable to lead the judiciary ... Bar as good as endorses chief magistrate for CJ 

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    Monday
    Jun092014

    When NO means YES

    Senate estimates hearings ... The pedantic mind of Soapy Brandis ... Freedom Boy has the floor ... Drafty exposure ... Polly Peck reports ring side at senate estimates 

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    Monday
    Jun022014

    Picnics at Hanging Rock

    Lawyers Full Employment Act ... Royal Commissions and ICAC costs research ... Governments' much needed economic boost for struggling legal caper ... Kate Lilly fossicks for the numbers ... Stud Book 

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    Friday
    May302014

    Shut up Murray, stop being so unhelpful

    The launch of The Smiler ... Crusty members of the legal tribe gather to celebrate Murray Gleeson and his biography ... Choice snippets ... Pertinent observations 

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    Thursday
    May292014

    A substantial miscarriage of justice

    Updated on Sunday, June 1, 2014 by Registered CommenterJustinian

    UPDATE ... Report of the Eastman inquiry goes to the ACT Supreme Court ... Trial infected by flawed forensic evidence ... Former public servant spends 19 years in jail for murder of senior police officer ... Former prosecutor sues for defamation ... Full Court finds Justice Martin's inquiry into Eastman's conviction affected by judicial error ... Recommendation that Eastman be pardoned and his conviction quashed 

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    Monday
    May262014

    Boulten off into the wide blue yonder 

    Why has Phillip Boulten resigned as president of the NSW bar? ... Shock and dismay ... Rumour and speculation ... Pending judicial appointment or a long holiday? 

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    Friday
    May232014

    Hocking the budget

    Essential programs slashed and burnt in Hockey budget - including Bret Walker's job ... Here comes Mega-Trib ... Fancy bookshelves ruled out-of-order for Chinese judges ... How to get a remedy against an indigent blogger  

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    Thursday
    May222014

    The corn is as high as an elephant's eye

    The deep and rich jurisprudence of the US Supremes ... What a Catholic god-fearing majority can do to the law ... FBI caught meddling in Guantánamo commissions ... CIA weapons stash discovered ... Oklahama experiments with new execution drug ... From Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch 

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    Tuesday
    May202014

    Top End turmoil

    Parliamentary allegations against NT magistrate blithely ignored by the government ... Allegations of intimidation and offering inducements to a rebel MP ... Step outside and I'll sue ... It's different up here ... Buffalo Bruce reports 

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    Tuesday
    May202014

    Right royal skewering of NSW republicans 

    Victorian silken-one warns about the evils of NSW SCs ... Where is the public interest? ... NSW should adopt the Victorian silk selection model ... The inferiority of Senior Counsel ... Discuss among yourselves 

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    Tuesday
    May132014

    Costs snafu tangles chambers

    Entire set of Sydney chambers caught by difficulty drafting a summons that complied with the rules ... Joyous Yarraside "QC" breaks out the frills and furbelows ... NSW bar says Queen's Counsel title is all about self-adornment and not in the public's interest 

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    Tuesday
    May132014

    Federal Court standoff

    Federal Court judge Tony North accuses counsel of discourtesy ... Melbourne silk Ross Gillies to the rescue ... Extenuated argy-bargy ... You're on my docket ... Judicial preciousness? ... Silly leave application? ... Transcript heaven ... Kate Lilly reports  

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    Monday
    May122014

    Pillars of justice

    Top End synchronicity as magistrate hands out how-to-vote cards for the Country Liberals and serves as a director of the party's slush fund ... Guide to Judicial Conduct is only a guide ... Who's up who for the rent? ... Buffalo Bruce probes

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    Sunday
    May112014

    Watergate

    ICAC probes "sham" documents ... Water, water everywhere ... When shares in Di Girolamo's waterworks company transformed into a loan ... The O'Greeds ... Claims of "false instrument" ... Barrister questioned at ICAC ... Defamatorium   

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    Friday
    May092014

    Queensland's silk road 

    Tiny club of Queensland SCs holding up rather well ... Central argument for the reintroduction of QCs shown to be spurious ... SCs also getting briefs because they stood against the tide 

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