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The Tamil Times ... Readers taken on a wild trip with The Australian's legal affairs coverage ... Campaigns to sink ICAC and 18C go nowhere ... However, a journalist on a mission doesn't give up, despite the loss of limbs ... Read more ... 


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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 ... 


     

     

    Tuesday
    Feb072017

    Veritas in trouble

    The Future of News - Journalism in a Post-Truth Era ... Big chinwag at Harvard with luminaries from the print and online worlds ... Truth now out-of-fashion ... Journos grapple with what's next ... No immediate solutions ... Hannah Ryan's Letter from Cambridge 

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    Monday
    Feb062017

    A tale of two Bruces

    Ancient solicitor struck-off a second time ... NCAT sets a "marker for the profession" ... Overcharging, misappropriation, failure to account ... The usual chicanery ... Naaman Zhou at the Bureau de Spank 

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    Monday
    Feb062017

    Will of the people

    Dear editor ... ABA throws ink at the Daily Telegraph ... Qld bar's mea culpa in blame game ... Pass the butter - seating at Gov House for High Court feast ... Judge upset by school protocol governing criminal complaints 

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    Friday
    Feb032017

    An expensive trip across Parliament Square

    Brexit live was a pleasure to watch ... Lord Hughes in dissent - a model of clarity ... Norman Birkett at the American Bar Association ... Alexander Chancellor's Trumpian prediction ... Leverhulme's London Calling 

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    Tuesday
    Jan312017

    Trumpian fantasies

    A wrap of where we are now with the Trumpian ascendency ... Already talk about presidential replacement as evidence of mental instability emerges ... The administration's "corruption premium" ... 41 prisoners left at Guantánamo, costing $10.85 million each per year ... Roger Fitch files from an anguished Washington 

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    Monday
    Jan302017

    Fresh blood

    Swearing-in of chief justice Susan Kiefel before a glittering throng ... Soapy Brandis at his self-basting best ... New AG for NSW ... End of the justice cluster ... A certain amount of blood gets spilled 

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    Friday
    Jan272017

    Back to law school in the first week of Trump's America

    A bad thing has happened and studying law is full of angst ... What's happening to the Constitution and the rule of law? ... Dirty old Supreme Court decisions are new again ... Constitutional malleability ... An Australian at Harvard ... Hannah Ryan's letter from Cambridge 

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    Friday
    Jan272017

    Hitler and Trump

    It's not true to say that Donald Trump is a Nazi ... But he has followed the fascist playbook in a few key respects, including the "big lie" theory of propaganda ... He has created internal and external enemies who can be blamed for America's woes ... It could, and probably will, get worse ... Theodora comments 

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    Tuesday
    Jan242017

    Unreasonable suspicion

    Public servants exercising "reasonable suspicion" ... The might of the state can, at the drop of a Z-Grade clerk's pen, reduce a human being to a "thing" ... The extraordinary case of Livinus Okwume ... Procrustes laments the strangulation of personal liberty by executive decree 

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