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A different swamp ... The creepy march of "religious freedom" ... Sidelining anti-discrimination laws in the name of God ... Winding-back environmental and employee protections ... The Supreme Court is back in town ... Trump stock-take from Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch ... Read more ... 

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Leveraging the spawn ... Celebrities and registering the names of their offspring as trade marks ... Beyoncé wants her kiddies to have "personal brands"  ... Subeta Vimalarajah riffles through the trade marks register ... Read more ... 

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    "The NSW Supreme Court judge who presided over West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle's successful defamation case against Fairfax says she is 'troubled' by a statement issued by the publisher which suggested it did not get a fair trial.

    Justice Lucy McCallum said on Tuesday the statement appeared to be a clear criticism of the court and 'it's not why we have newspapers'." 

    News report in The Sydney Morning Herald. October 31, 2017 ... Read more ... 

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    Justinian Featurettes

    Anonymous campaign against Barry Dangerous ... Restlessness among the senior prefects of the NSW Law Soc ... New junior vice sworn-in ... Councillors stirring against senior vice with strange memo in circulation ... Read more ... 

    Justinian's archive

    Roddy Meagher's retirement spray ... Meagher’s farewell speech emerges from a lengthy process of proof reading ... Cracks about "Twiggy" Spigelman and "Chilly" Gleeson ... The superior qualities of leading NSW barristers ... From Justinian's archive, March 18, 2004 ... Read more ... 



    American after-glow

    Connecticut's Supreme Court kills the death penalty ... Locating the new Guantánamo ... Extrajudicial abduction ... Psychologists withdraw from the chamber of horrors ... John Robert CJ's abiding fear of the right to vote ... Roger Fitch, Our Man in Washington 

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    Royal Commission pain

    The Heydon inquiry into trade unions is just one of a number of royal commissions to get into political trouble - including Petrov and the political bribery scandal in Tasmania ... Shortcomings with Dyse's Luddite defence ... Why backout from the Barwick lecture if there was no resulting reasonable apprehension of bias? 

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    Heydon and his debacle 

    Like Earl Warren, Dyson Heydon will come to regret accepting a government commission ... Sufficient evidence to support a legal finding of apprehended bias ... Sydney lawyer Graham Hryce teases out Heydon's curious reasoning 

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    Fresh contenders for silk

    Here's the 2015 list of the NSW bar n' grill's applicants for senior counsel ... 113 seeking recognition ... Only a small contingent of women with their hands up ... Here we go, again 

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    Heydon's amazing last minute realisation

    Lingering doubts about the royal commissioner's state of mind ... Garfield Barwick lecture ... Commissioner refuses to release all documents ... We're now in cover-up mode 

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    Vic Bar stitches-up the play for queen's counsel

    Same tired, old untested stuff in the Kellam report recommending retention of Victoria's QCs ... Claims of economic value, getting rid of "confusion" and preserving independence ... Evidence wanting ... Creating a choice that isn't a choice ... Miracle cure for deeper ills 

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    Costly HIH fallout

    Claim that Sydney solicitor overcharged former HIH executive $700,000 ... Byzantine submissions ... HH says time to stop the skirmishing and get on with the trial ... Kate Lilly reporting 

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    Pollies huddle in Cunneen's corner

    Leaks, Latham and Levine ... NSW parliamentary committee on ICAC gets to work ... Transcript released ... Putting "free kicks and butterflies" in context ... Questions that ICAC need not answer ... Frisson on display ... Alex Mitchell ringside 

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    Master tacticians 

    Leverhulme looks at the work of John Freeman of Face to Face fame and Jeremy Hutchinson QC, the top trial lawyer of his time  ... Cross examining Lord Birkett and other treats ... London Calling 

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