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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.  

     


    Saturday
    Nov062010

    Rachel Francois

    Rachel Francois is a Sydney barrister, whose most recent notable appearance was in the Federal Court for Kristy Fraser-Kirk in her $37 million sexual harassment suit against David Jones and Mark McInnes ... With the settlement complete and the case withdrawn Ms Francois found time for a session on Justinian's couch

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    Friday
    Oct292010

    Peter Duncan

    The former Allen's man Peter Duncan is the writer, director, co-producor and co-creator of Rake, the new ABC barrister series to launch on ABC TV next Thursday night ... Duncan luxuriates on Justinian's couch

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    Friday
    Oct222010

    MyJudge

    Nominate judges for the Frank Vincent Index ... The former Victorian appeals judge says there are four categories into which all judges fit ... Who fits where? ... Fire away

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    Tuesday
    Sep282010

    Albie Sachs

    This month Albie Sachs has been singing for his supper ... The former constitutional judge from South Africa has been on a lecture tour of Australia ... Law firm boardrooms and village halls have been packed with enthusiastic admirers ... Meet the lawyer that prison and a crippling bomb attack couldn't silence

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    Friday
    Sep172010

    A Journey

    London Calling ... Leverhulme reviews Tony Blair's blockbuster autobiography and concludes that the former British PM is a man of courage, judgment, humour, sensitivity, guile, etc, etc ... Disgusted from Tonbridge Wells will be, er, disgusted 

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    Tuesday
    Aug312010

    Bullstrode Whitelocke KC

    Author, hunter, orator, barrister, lover, philosopher, mimic, poet, teacher, statesman. Bullstrode Whitelocke shows us his other side

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    Friday
    Aug202010

    Interview with Tom Bathurst QC

    Leader of the Sydney Bar 'n' Grill, Tom Bathurst QC, on the current state of barristering.

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    Wednesday
    Jul282010

    The Commoner

    Jaws drools at Melbourne’s new darling of nosh … Thriller mushrooms … Ethereal gnocchi … Whimsical twists … Experimental meringues … Al fresco plating

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    Wednesday
    Jul142010

    John Hatzistergos

    Away from the oil-stained bilges of NSW politics and resting gently on Justinian’s couch the NSW Attorney General can be surprisingly mellow … A man who is both jovial and charming … Or was he speaking with an unpipped Kalamata olive in his mouth?

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    Tuesday
    Jul132010

    Whitelocke on Lawmanship

    Beguiling pastiche of barristerial posturing … The importance of looking the part … The Velvet Salamander transforms into the Silver Canetoad … James Hutton reviews Bullstrode Whitelocke’s essential text for advocates

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