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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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    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 ... 


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    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 ... 


     

    Sunday
    Apr232017

    Taxes and professional death

    No tax returns for 11 years sees shyster struck off the jam roll ... Driving and practising law without licenses ... Which is worse? ... Underworld connections  

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    Thursday
    Apr202017

    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" ... Social media trolls the least of it ... The tragedy made worse by bungling Portuguese police and judiciary ... From Sohini Mehta 

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    Monday
    Apr172017

    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 

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    Sunday
    Apr162017

    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 

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    Thursday
    Apr132017

    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 

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    Tuesday
    Apr112017

    Unpacking the legal assistance numbers

    The uproar over the funding of community legal centres ... Less money, more work ... A constituency of disinterest to Brandis ... the ABA says, "let's get creative" 

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    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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