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Aunty Meme ... The world of law school memes ... Gummow, with his fashion sense, pips Kirby in online popularity ... Values free crassness ... A comparative study of outstanding student memes ... Read more ... 

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    "They are whining about the amount of money they are going to have to give me, and trying to get it reduced, which is really gross given I am giving all the money to charity." 

    Film celebrity Rebel Wilson, indicating she doesn't need $4.5 million worth of damages, even though she claimed she had lost work and her professional life was harmed because of defamatory articles by Bauer Media magazines. November 26, 2017  ... Read more ... 

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    Justinian Featurettes

    Concerning Champagne ... Champagne - a product as much driven by marketing and legend as by the content of the bottle ... Ten myths exploded in a new critique of the bubbly libation ... Justinian's wine man G.D. Wendler explains - just in time for Christmas ... Read more ... 

    Justinian's archive

    The // universe with Evan Whitton ... Lord Robbo on justice for Radovan ... Organised crims love libel law, because they invented it ... It's time Bob French spoke up about the law against muttering ... Questions for Robert Richter ... Rugby quiz ... From Justinian's archive, August 6, 2008 ... Read more ... 



    Another birching for Sandy Street

    Federal Circuit Court judge's failure to observe procedural fairness ... Departure from binding authority ... Arguments not properly grasped ... Failure to read tendered document ... Emily Meller reports 

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    Kicking around the Calvos

    Conduct of colourful Sydney solicitor described by Justice Bergin as "quite disgraceful" ... Lawyer's evidence "unsatisfactory" ... Behaviour would cause a reasonable observer to "lose confidence in the integrity of the legal profession" ... "Breathtaking" grasp for shares in clients' company ... Kate Lilly on the case 

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    Border Force on parade

    Blunders ahead as Australian Border Force gets to grips with "reasonable suspicion" ... Australia's refugee intake - much more woeful than the PM would have us believe ... Richard Flanagan wide of the mark on Border Force powers ... Government by smoke and mirrors ... Procrustes on the beat 

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    The fine print

    Costly business ... In and out of time ... Just and fair ... Better late than never ... Clients drag itemised bills out of personal injury law shop ... Opaqueness of billing ... Precious details in small print ... Delay in seeking cost assessments not fatal ... Peter Garling to the rescue ... Kate Lilly on the case 

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    Mrs Turnbull's gift

    When our newest Federal Court judge had her reputation vindicated with a healthy award of damages ... Clutz wrestling former partner Chris Dale every step of the way ... AFP's new deputy commissioner for capability 

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    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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