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    "It is a total vistory for Julian Assange ... He is free to leave the embassy whenever he wants." 

    Per Samuelsson, lawyer for Julian Assange, following the dropping of a rape investigation by Swedish prosecutors. The Financial Times, May 21, 1017 ... 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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    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 ... 


     

    Thursday
    Apr092015

    The mystery of the "missing" briefcase 

    Attorney General's Department now says Chris Moraitis briefcase has not been lost ... Where are the notes about the Triggs job offer? ... FOI request for details turned down, with the department saying it is too busy with pressing duties 

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    Monday
    Apr062015

    Miss Goody Two-Shoes 

    Gabrielle Upton is the new attorney general for NSW ... A well-pressed and well-ordered product of the Brigidine nuns ... Backed by some big guns in the Liberal Party, her rise in politics has been swift ... Alex Mitchell traces her journey through corporate law, investment banking, New York, and ultimately to the frontbench of the bearpit 

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    Thursday
    Apr022015

    NT bar president in botched legal strategy

    NT Supreme Court hands down judgment in which the president of the NT bar association is accused of sanctioning false statements to a commission of inquiry ... Politics Darwin style ... Tactics backfire badly in an attempt to ignore political inquiry into former government ... Buffalo Bruce reports 

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    Tuesday
    Mar312015

    The Bluto files

    Fallout from Carmody CJ's missive to the Queensland legal trade ... Failure to nail the criticism ... Bar straddling a barbed wire fence 

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    Tuesday
    Mar312015

    Qld CJ leaps to his own defence

    Like Oliver Twist, the public wants more, please ... Stephen Keim SC and Alex McKean examine Tim Carmody's time allocated to exercising his judicial functions ... Then there are the tantalising unanswered questions caught-up in the Court of Disputed Returns 

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    Monday
    Mar302015

    Chief Justice of Qld - addressing the dilemma

    Criticism of senior judicial appointments in Queensland is not new, as Stephen Keim and Alex McKean remind us ... Serious allegations raised against the CJ, but few details ... Alan Wilson's concerns must be fully addressed 

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    Friday
    Mar272015

    Snakes and scum

    The Poet and the Beast ... Incendiary speech from well-respected retiring Queensland Supreme Court judge ... Banana Benders in a legal lather ... Chief Justice tried to meddle in appointment to Court of Disputed Returns while the government hung in the balance ... Former bar president accuses BAQ of failure to stand-up for the judges ... Where will it all end? 

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    Tuesday
    Mar242015

    Out and proud

    Four marriage equality cases go to the US Supremes ... Is there a constitutional right to gerrymander? ... Secretive lawyer society behind moves to bring down Affordable Care Act ... Shock finding - lawyers more liberal than most, but judges are more conservative ... Republican senators' undiplomatic activities ... Roger Fitch files from Washington 

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    Tuesday
    Mar242015

    Taxation torments

    Law student attempts to extort payment of outrageous "fantasy" invoice from client ... Privileged documents supplied to the ATO ... $30 million assessment set aside because of misuse of client privilege ... In Melbourne, VCAT suspends the suspension of a local solicitor who was 11 years behind with his tax stuff ... Emilie Lentz reports 

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