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    "When you look at some of the judgments that are made, the sentences that are handed down it's always interesting to go back and look at the appointment of the particular Labor government of the day. Anyway, it's a frustration we live with." 

    Immigration minister Peter Dutton taking "particular aim", without supplying any evidence, at Justice Duncan Kerr, outgoing president of the Administrative Appeeal Tribunal. Radio 2GB, May 16, 2017 ... Read more ... 


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    Justinian Featurettes

    Pauline Wright ... Ms Wright ... A busy bee, if ever there was one ... Pauline Wright, actor, swimmer, lifesaver, campaigner, playwright, passionate devotee to good causes ... And president of the Law Society of NSW ... Meet the person behind the whirlwind ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Defamation and other misadventures ... So sexy, said the actress of the Chief Justice ... Daphnis dunks women in hot water ... Another (male) judge frocks-up ... Inside Madge's mouth ... Stephen Archer defamed ... David Levine strangles more English ... Justice Dean Mildren "the idiot" ... From Justinian's archive, April 22, 2004 ... Read more ... 


     

    Wednesday
    May102017

    A night out

    The big night of bench and bar schmoozing interrupted by a call for gender equality ... "WTF" ... Many codgers not on the page ... Women briefs ecstatic ... Tweets galore ... Others roaming the alleyways ask, "where are the characters?" 

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    Monday
    May082017

    Manus case goes upstream

    Judge agrees to streaming for Manus class action against the Commonwealth ... Open justice ... Members of the group are widely dispersed ... Benthamites delighted ... Peach Melba with her latest Yarraside report 

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    Friday
    May052017

    Rares as hens' teeth

    Federal Court judge throws down the gauntlet ... Solicitors told to keep off the bar's patch ... Too many solicitors spoiling the broth ... Barristers are more efficient and cheaper! ... The client's "best interests" 

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    Friday
    May052017

    Not so wonderful Copenhagen

    Denmark ... Great at furniture design, but wanting in legal education ... Maybe it's because university education is free ... (N.B. Malcolm Turnbull) ... An LLM exchange student looks for the rigour ... Hygge more important than a high paying job ... Hannah Wootton files from Copenhagen 

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    Tuesday
    May022017

    Nowhere land

    Kafkaesque passport scenario ... New "effective and efficient procedures" ... Stuck in immigration detention while seeking to be removed to Pakistan ... Nauru or PNG would be better than Villawood ... Shades of Al-Kateb ... From Sohini Mehta 

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    Sunday
    Apr302017

    Outwitted

    Barely Legal hallucinates about the Witness Examination Competition ... Three rounds in a haze of Codeine ... The triumph of the inquisitorial learning process ... Winning, losing - who knows 

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    Saturday
    Apr292017

    The search for Australian values

    Driven by suspicion and fear ... The store detective cases ... The "intuitive" actions of the Border Protection brigade ... Persecution of artists ... Cases that reflect different traditions ... How broadminded and tolerant are we, Procrustes asks? 

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    Wednesday
    Apr262017

    Gleeson's beach boy phase

    Former solicitor general has city gaff on the market ... Allan Myers up close ... Drowsy procrastination out west ... Wooden hammers for British judges ... Tamil Watch 

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    Monday
    Apr242017

    Black is the new black

    New judges' robes for the VicSupremes ... Strength and modernity is the message ... History binned in move towards more modest judicial dress-ups ... From our Melbourne blogger Peach Melba 

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