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Judgment of the week ... Justice Ian Harrison in the NSW Supremes dismisses apprehended bias application ... Facebook posts by judge's tipstaff ... Finding that cases are decided by judges, not their staff ... Read more ... 


"Parsnips, Buttered" ... relief at a time of despair

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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 ... 


    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 featurettes

    There's another world beyond law and lawyering ... and here you can find it: reviews, wine notes, interviews, and unpacking the human condition.  

    Critics' Corner: reviews of books, films and TV by Worm, I. Box and Miss Lumière.
    Déjà Vu: marvellous slices of history from Justinian's bulging archive. 
    JustyFlix: our film crew covers the most glittering events on the calendar. 
    On the Couch: where notable notables bear their souls. 
    Week@TheKnees: a review of the week's main news stories on lawyers and the law. 
    Wendler on Wine: spectacular wine reviews, gargling and spitting from barrister Gabriel Wendler.  


    All our featurettes have escaped from inside the paywall.  

     


    Wednesday
    Jun132012

    "I love you Martha Costello"

    Silk, the latest barrister TV drama from the Beeb ... Barristers' ethical dilemmas, chamber's politics, sexual tension, and getting the clients "off" ...  What's not to love about this wonderfully crafted series ... "I love you [Martha Costello]" ... From our TV writer I. Box 

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    Monday
    May072012

    Michelle Gortan

    Lawyers escaping the law ... Michelle Gortan ... From trade marks at Freehills to improving the image of Britain in Chile ... Strategies for the arts and creative industries ... Now the deputy GM at Bell Shakespeare ... Michelle, a Rocky Road sort of gal, is on Justinian's couch humming a Bruckner symphony 

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    Friday
    Mar302012

    Kristen Walker

    Constitutional, gender studies and human rights lawyer ... Refugee advocate ... Former associate to Mason CJ ... Finkelstein inquiry legal adviser ... Pancake eater ... Truly, Madly Deeply fan ... Kristen Walker is on Justinian's couch 

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    Tuesday
    Mar132012

    Jon Osbeiston - merchant of wine

    Justinian's wine critic Gabriel Wendler chats with one of Australia's premier wine merchants, Jon Osbeiston ... The state of the wine market ... Can China save our industry? ... Wine fraud ... The difference between toothpaste and wine ... A dozen favourites ... With video 

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    Friday
    Dec092011

    Come the Revolution

    Andrew West reviews journalist Alex Mitchell's memoir Come The Revolution ... Tabloid reporter and Sunday Times investigative hound ... Idi Amin ... Muammar Gaddafi ... Vanessa and Corin Redgrave ... The Bellevue Hotel set ... The mad, bad and the beautiful against the backdrop of a stunning career  ... Further evidence that journalism is riddled with Trots

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    Wednesday
    Nov162011

    Documentary evidence

    Pitch perfect and pitch noir ... Miss Lumière takes us to Bill Cunningham: New York and Autoluminesence: Rowland S. Howard ... Documentaries and what they don't tell us 

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    Wednesday
    Nov022011

    Bulgarian oak comes into its own

    Justinian's wine panel - Francis Douglas, Cameron Jackson and our wine editor Gabriel Wendler - get to grips with four bottles from the Kay dynasty at McLaren Vale's Amery vineyard ... Tasting notes ... JustyFlix records the action 

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    Wednesday
    Oct262011

    Whistle while you work

    The Whistleblower - directed by Larysa Kondracki ... Corruption cover-up at the UN in Bosnia ... Fortunately Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) gets the story to the Beeb ... High drama ... Miss Lumière at the cinema 

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    Friday
    Oct212011

    Jennifer Robinson

    London based human rights and media lawyer Jennifer Robinson talks about her life, work and passions ... And has some advice for young Australian lawyers in London ... She's been profiled in women's magazines in France, Spain and Germany ... Now here she is with Justinian ... On the Couch 

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    Friday
    Sep092011

    David Bennett

    David Bennett AC QC has been an adornment to the law since he was born three days before Christmas in 1941 ... He's on Justinian's couch with some instructions about how judges should conduct themselves, a warning about misuse of the subjunctive and information about the contents of his refrigerator 

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