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The Tamil Times ... Readers taken on a wild trip with The Australian's legal affairs coverage ... Campaigns to sink ICAC and 18C go nowhere ... However, a journalist on a mission doesn't give up, despite the loss of limbs ... Read more ... 


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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 wrong right ... Student gloom ... The injustice of multiple choice exams ... Degrees of rightness ... The hard art of law ... Law school admission and PTSD ... Predicting the examiners thought processes ... Barely Legal picks the "wrong" right answer ... Read more ... 

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    "There have been no cuts to payments to Community Legal Centres by the Commonwealth Government." 

    Attorney General George Brandis in a speech to the Bar Association of Queensland, March 25, 2017. 

    "The government will commit an additional $55.7 million over the next three years for Community Legal Centres and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services." 

    Attorney General George Brandis announcing the refunding of the cuts that had never happened, April 24, 2017 ... Read more ... 


    For the latest developments in media law … www.glj.com.au 


    Justinian Featurettes

    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 ... 


    Justinian's archive

    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 ... 


     

     

    Friday
    Apr072017

    Questioning the Socratic method

    Cold calling by the professor ... The terror ... Students freeze under interrogation ... Socratic teaching under fire at Harvard Law School ... White men pipe-up most ... Hot topics under threat ... From Hannah Ryan 

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    Monday
    Apr032017

    Scoping the advocates' immunity

    Immunity from suit ... High Court has another stab at it ... Oxford's Professor of Obligations in the driving seat ... More loose threads appear ... No finality in sight for the quelling of immunity cases 

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    Saturday
    Apr012017

    Russian takeover

    Judicial movements ... Sofronoff appointment seen as a strong move ... Will Timbo send flowers? ... Earl Warren calls it a day ... Contenders polishing their whiskers 

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    Friday
    Mar312017

    Brooding spirits of the law

    Great Australian Dissents ... Sir Tony Mason launches learned tome ... Noble and notable dissenting judgments ... Judges who had an eye on the future ... Disagreements on High 

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    Thursday
    Mar302017

    Trump's disorders

     

    Roger Fitch in Washington on Trump's plans to destroy America's public services ... Out the window goes consumer protection, funding for the arts and legal aid ... After James Comey nobbled Hillary Clinton, the FBI is now probing Russia's influence on the election ... Civil damages suit against CIA torture contractors 

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    Sunday
    Mar262017

    Time after time

    Personal injury law shop Brydens having trouble producing an itemised bill of costs ... A continuing difficulty ... Lost file ... Strange interpretation of the Legal Profession Act ... Daniel Ahern reports 

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    Sunday
    Mar262017

    Costs feud sends solicitor to the infirmary

    Solicitor overcharged whistleblowing client ... Cost assessment ... Client charged $1.7 million ... Breach of duty ... Breach of trust account regulations ... Nearly eight years on ... It's not over yet ... Daniel Ahern is on the case 

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    Saturday
    Mar252017

    Inflammatory letter lands solicitor a reprimand

    Family law ... Letter writing skills ... Unreferenced borrowings in overwrought missive to client's husband ... Writing under instructions ... Sohini Mehta reports 

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    Thursday
    Mar232017

    Sentencing trends

    The good old days of sentencing ... A decent lunch for the judge and then into court to slot some poor wretch, accompanied by plenty of self-righteous moralising ... View of the world from the leafy suburbs ... Lack of rigour ... Judicial history ... Judges' associate Ginger Snatch reports 

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