Geoffrey Nettle, hero of Yarraside, goes to the High Court ... Government turns tame ... Soapy's soft spot ... Big chance for Marty Pakula ... Rustling through the archives ... Judges' associate Ginger Snatch reports
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Entries in High Court (20)
Rose Bay real estate ... Brilliant suggestions for the High Court ... ICAC's special memories ... WCC appointment ... Knock About's liberal sprinkling of Gemmellisms
Academics scramble to peddle influence with High Court judges ... Government seeks new role for s.18C ... Twenty-one years later, the cheque arrives ... Would you eat at a cafe owned by a Cabinet minister?
Joe Antoun and corruption in the construction industry ... Recalling stand-over man's experience with NSW District Court judge ... Dead crim remembered
Where else but Queensland? ... The monarchist puppy disguised as an attorney general ... QCs ... Why not do it properly and bring back serjeants-at-law, coifs and heraldic devices? ... Plus, the High Court leaves us ever more exposed to executive action, without a shield ... Procrustes on his high horse
Trust me ... Letter to the CJ ... According to Ian Spry QC, Chief Justice French got it wrong in the long-running stoush with the former Mrs Spry over distribution of family trust assets ... Latest in a series of letters contesting the correctness of the majority findings in Kennon v Spry
Combative words ... Canberra beak objects to florid phrases from Dyson Heydon ... Debasing respect for the judicial process ... Lessons in language
Quaint ceremony to say farewell to Bill (The Barometer) Gummow … Slight interruption to the special leave applications … Hutley you're now number three in the list
Midway through the High Court's hearing of the Williams' case the government spotted a problem ... Hurried amendments to avoid the possibility of someone going to jail ... Parliament's surrender to the executive ... Rescuing the public service as well as the chaplains ... Polly Peck reports
Legal digital commons ... First 100 volumes of the CLRs being scanned and made publicly available ... Latest BarNet-Jade venture ...Initiative of innovative Sydney barristers ... Where's the Bar Association?
Dyson Heydon weaves his magic in two of the latest decisions from on High ... Patel and Zentai ... Plus, Proscrustes delves into his clipping file to fish out more on the cosy relationship between Pel-Air and the government ... History of crashing aeroplanes
Contrary to popular theory, Solicitor General Stephen Gageler did not advise the government that all would be well with squeezing the "Malaysian solution" into the Migration Act ... Far from it ... The Attorney General knows that and so too the PM
Polly Peck sifts the probables and possibles to fill the forthcoming High Court vacancies ... After a series of batterings from the court, Labor could do with some friends at Gar's Mahal ... Notoriously difficult to find true believers these days ... Roxxy on a mission
The Rule of Law Institute had been rooting for upholding the NSW Court of Appeal's decision in the James Hardie directors' case ... Fortunately, the High Court had better ideas about the rule of law ... Strange connections ... Dyse Heydon's comprehensive skewering
Change is in the air ... Abel Magwitch contemplates the forthcoming reconfiguration of the High Court ... A plea that the NSW and Victorian bars not be overlooked ... Doctrinal questions in play just as Gummow and Heydon are needed
Nicola Roxon has her nose in all corners of the AG's department ... Contrast with dear Robert McClelland could not be more stark ... A majority of women on the High Court is a distinct possibility ... Polly Peck files from Canberra
Judicial style ... The genteel, pukkah approach of the UK Supreme Court or the Assyrian assaults of the High Court ... At least in Australia you get a sense of where to pitch an argument ... Please welcome Abel Magwitch to Justinian's expanding fold of analysts and commentators
Judges being unkind to each other ... History of poor grammar and typos in judgments ... Forgiveness for some ... Crucifixion for others ... Defamatorium
High Court judges love the adornment of historical learning ... Dyse leads the way ... History-laden scornful asides ... Even an assault on the Vic AG for daring to introduce his human rights legislation ... Procrustes delves into the separation of criticisms
It was Philip Ruddock's 2001 Tampa amendment to the Migration Act that opened the way for the High Court's decision on the Malaysia refugee swap deal ... Ironic isn't it? ... Gillard unfairly shafts French CJ ... The former Liberal Immigration Minister can now wear his Amnesty badge with pride ... Marcus Priest reports