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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
    Mar172017

    Not too flash

    Filibuster on Bell questions at senate estimates ... Judicial developments at The Map ... Tidball - there's a song in his heart ... Worthwhile cause of the week 

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    Friday
    Mar172017

    Lubricating the sausage factory 

    Where are we with the other Royal Commission - the one on the detention of children in the Northern Territory? ... Murdoch hacks furiously critical of the commission - so it must be on the right track ... Reporting on crocodiles a top priority ... Has the legal profession been too comfortable about youth injustice in the NT? ... Daniel Ahern reports 

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    Monday
    Mar132017

    A pop star comes to campus

    Letter from Cambridge ... Rihanna does not sing ... Just a short talk to celebrate her award as Harvard's Humanitarian of the Year ... Rock star professors are pale in comparison ... Hannah Ryan reports, with a bad dose of hero worship 

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    Sunday
    Mar122017

    Hydra-headed practitioner applications

    Federal copper who stalked his former girlfriend meets himself coming around corners ... Various irreconcilable explanations in his applications for admission as a legal practitioner ... ACT one day, Queensland the next ... The naked photo ... Catherine Holmes CJ gets to the bottom of it, as explained by Sohini Mehta 

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    Thursday
    Mar092017

    Bill Hosking

    Public defender, judge and author Bill Hosking QC is on the couch, clutching his new book Justice Denied ... Crime and injustice is the theme ... Heroic trials recalled and brought back to life ... Some bad cops have their moment in the spotlight  

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    Monday
    Mar062017

    Bell that cat

    The Bell Group wrecking ball continues on its awful path ... Business and political careers demolished ... The perils of crony-capitalism ... Procrustes reconstructs the awful history of Bell, Bond, WA Inc and the whole tacky charade 

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    Sunday
    Mar052017

    That's all Faulks

    Three recent family law cases explore the nebulous area of solicitor-client relationships ...  Termination of retainer in protracted litigation ... Solicitors required to hand over hundreds of boxes to new lawyers ... Lien over the fruits of the litigation ... Breach of trust in distribution of house sale proceeds ... Solicitor whacked with indemnity costs ...  The secretary who moved firms, but without the client's confidential information ... Sohini Mehta reports 

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    Sunday
    Mar052017

    Natural selection 

    Judicial appointments ... Brandis misses his diversity moment ... The mystery of Federal Court elevations ... Amazing scenes in Adelaide 

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    Tuesday
    Feb282017

    Yarraside lad rolls out goodies for London lawyers

    Paralegal-law firm nudges aside solicitors ... Scottish government sued by former head of child sex abuse inquiry ... British barrister's Twitter tirades ... Offshore developments  

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