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    Justinian Featurettes

    Letter from London ... It hasn't been all beer and skittles as George Brandis settles in as the new High Commissioner to the UK ... An early missive from our man at Australia House ... Correspondence from lofty sources finds it's way to Justinian's in-tray ... Read more ... 


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    Sydney lawyers and TINS ... Barry Lane tracks in exquisite detail the Kala Subramaniam case, which should have sounded a warning bell for The Mensch ... Alas ... From Justinian's archive, March 31, 2009 ... Read more ... 


     

    Tuesday
    Jul122016

    Rebirthing OzCar

    Credit Suisse boss sues Melbourne University Press over the Godwin Grech chapter in Paddy Manning's biography of Malcolm Turnbull ... Unhappy memories of Malcolm's earlier attempt at leadership ... Love letters from Godwin ... Defamatorium 

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    Friday
    Jul082016

    The vote that doesn't count

    Same sex marriage plebiscite far from a sure thing ... Brandis' proposal for compulsory voting hits a constitutional impediment ... Parliamentary vote the only way to resolve the issue 

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    Friday
    Jul082016

    The Pauper v The Prince

    Screwball High Court judge in England threatens barristers over silk appointments following critical letter in The Times ... Court of Appeal says judge's conduct is "shocking ... disgraceful ... deplorable" ... Pannick stations 

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    Thursday
    Jul072016

    The constitutionality of unrepresentative swill

    One Nation's senators-elect and their brushes with the law ... Queensland Court of Appeal avoided getting too close to the facts in the Hanson fraud case ... One Nation candidate from WA up before the court for car theft ... Ineligibility and the Constitution  

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    Wednesday
    Jul062016

    Wolf Watch

    Big changes in Waterstreet World ... Helping women barristers hits an ideological wall ... Soapy expected to stay on his soapbox 

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    Friday
    Jul012016

    "United" Kingdom's amazing scenes

    London Calling ... British politics goes wobbly post-Brexit vote ... Contenders line-up for Tory leadership ... Who are they? ... Boris bonked out of the field ... Labour in chaos ... Leverhulme explains 

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    Thursday
    Jun302016

    Term's up for the US Supremes

    US Supremes scraping along one judge down ... Clarence Thomas distinguishes himself ... The failed Guantánamo experiment ... Detainees banned from reading senate's Feinstein report ... FOI and the release of CIA torture documents ... Obama adopts slabs of Bush law ... Lawyer donors snub Trump ... From Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch 

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    Thursday
    Jun302016

    Keeping an eye on a future attorney general

    State politics ... Ambitious law and order barrister and MP making waves on the backbench ... Frontbench beckons ... The story of the missing fee agreement  

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    Friday
    Jun242016

    Bill me, thrill me

    Another chapter in the colourful life and times of Sydney solicitor Leigh Johnson ... NSWCA knocks out her fees of $2 million plus ... Working for more than 24 hours a day ... Australian Institute of Music ... A "most unusual" bill of costs ... Estoppel, with "extremely unusual" facts ... Hannah Ryan reports 

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