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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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    Vision statement from prime minister Scott Morrison, launching the Liberal Party campaign, May 12, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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    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 ... 


     

     

    Tuesday
    Apr092019

    America's true crime reality show

    Attorney General Barr's manipulation of the Mueller report ... More toxic Trump cabinet appointments and the sacking of the wicked witch of Homeland, Kirsten Nielsen ... Gorsuch's god bothering come out from under his skirt ... Omar Khadr, John Walter Lindh, Mustafa al-Hawsawi and their part in the fabricated war on terror ... Roger Fitch in Washington 

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    Friday
    Apr052019

    Torpid town

    Judgments along the Molonglo move at a trickle ... Retired ACT Supreme Court judge still sitting on six reserved judgments ... Some decisions reserved four-five years ago ... A two-year-old case gets a rapid fire burst of decision-making ... The backlog should be cleared in a couple more years ... Artemus Jones reports 

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    Friday
    Apr052019

    Pre-election knee-jerk

    Government's rushed web-cleansing operation ... Failure to consult, the exception being News Corp ... Massive penalties for online "providers" of abhorrent material ... Vague and unsatisfactory law ... Moses issues tablets ... Powerless to stop terrorist atrocities but trying to stop people looking at them ... Janek Drevikovsky looks closely at the latest in the anti-terror arsenal   

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    Friday
    Apr052019

    Wilde's Dieppe into despair

    Rupert Everett gives us the post-Newgate decay of Oscar Wilde ... Dieppe, Paris and Naples ... The Happy Prince, reviewed by Miss Lumière ... The tail end of a regrettable defamation action ... A rouge dabbed reminder of Death in Venice ... The not-so-gay final chapter of an Irish wit, complete with the famous wallpaper scene  

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    Thursday
    Apr042019

    Another cup of tea, bishop?

    Memories, memories ... What the victim said to the bishop ... The wraps come off the Bishop Wilson appeal ... Fence-sitting by the Godly ... Fallibility of victim's memory greater than that of a bishop who did not report child sex abuse ... Gabrielle Hunter reports 

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    Wednesday
    Apr032019

    Family court scheme goes down the gurgler

    Budget night ... Porter can't get the family courts legislation through the senate ... Crumbs off the table for the legally aided ... Lumps of money for the government's proposed Integrity Commission ... Plus follow-up money for ASIC and ARPA to get stuck into the bankers ... Janek Drevikovsky reports from lock-up land 

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    Wednesday
    Apr032019

    Prasad is dead

    Entirely a matter for the jury ... Prasad Directions - the common law right the High Court found was never there ... Jurors to be kept on to the bitter end of hopeless prosecutions ... Rotten apples at the fruit shop ... Prasad should be reinstated by legislation, says long-time Canberra barrister Jack Pappas 

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    Tuesday
    Mar262019

    Top notch team for Timor Leste defence

    Silken beauties on the ticket for Collaery and Witness K "national security" trial ... Major law and justice commitment missing from NSW election campaign ... Judges in South Australia withdraw from SC appointments as QC proposal flounders ... Leading players will be absent from the Geoffrey Rush judgment ... Theodora reports  

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    Monday
    Mar252019

    Mothers' Day alarums and excursions

    Nine and Fairfax ... Lawyers suing their client's journalists ... Messy loose end of the takeover now sorted ... Lawyer makes unfounded allegations on behalf of his defamation client ... "A massive unit" ... Clarity, detail and accuracy missing in action 

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