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    "One of the reasons I'm enthusiastic about Boris Johnson's prime ministership is because if there was ever a cometh-the-hour, cometh-the-man moment in the recent history of this country, this is it and he is that person."    

    George Brandis, Australia's High Commissioner to the UK, speaking in Manchester at the Policy Exchange. October 2, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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    Drugs, money and death ... The brutality of the drug business in Columbia ... Birds of Passage ... America, the greedy satan ... Complex codes of honour ... Peace and war ... Miss Lumière reviews the spectacle ... Read more ... 


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    Is there something amusing, Mr Foreman? ... Defamatorium ... Outburst from barrister … Solicitor suing Financial Review ... Juror looked chastened after being directly addressed by counsel during summing-up … How to handle an outburst from the bar table... Let the transcript do the talking ... From Justinian's archive, March 2012 ... Read more ... 


     

     

    Thursday
    Aug012019

    The future - it's horrible

    Future of Law and Innovation Conference struggled with the technology ... Plentiful lunch options ...  AI ... Kirby adjudicated debate on "Uberisation" of lawyers ... How to use LinkedIn ... Space law ... Techno fonts ... Lawyerly prospects when technology fails ... Justice in the era of "late capitalism" ... Theodora reports 

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    Monday
    Jul292019

    David Hunt remembered

    Former NSW defamation judge and chief judge at common law dies at age 84 ... The List with Socratic case management ... Defamation exotica ... Refinement of pleadings, perhaps over-refinement ... Prodigious worker ... International criminal law ... UN criminal tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda ... A league of his own ... Tributes from Graham HryceDavid RolphJustice Mark Ierace and Judge Judith Gibson 

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    Sunday
    Jul282019

    Boris in the bullrushes

    How Boris Johnson peddled falsehoods all the way to Number 10 ... Perverse denunciation of European Court of Justice ruling about third-party insurance for off-road vehicles ... Beats-ups from Telegraph columnist that appeal to little Englanders ... "Undemocratic law-making" in a post-truth era ... Vnuked by the facts ... Procrustes on the case 

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    Thursday
    Jul252019

    A little unusual

    *Sigh* ... The old trap of sending an email to the wrong person ... Judgment more interesting than the catchwords ... A glimpse at what goes on underneath the robes ... Justice Nye Perram apologises for insulting a litigant ... From judges' associate Ginger Snatch 

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    Wednesday
    Jul242019

    Mike Carlton

    Veteran broadcaster, foreign correspondent, columnist and acidic Twitterer is on Justinian's Couch ... A masterful wordsmith ... Tireless combatant of the Murdocracy ... Issues with refrigeration and Christian piety ... The lure of the sea and its saltiness ... T.E.F. Hughes at the urinal ... Raging against the dying of the light 

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    Monday
    Jul222019

    London Calling

    Alexander, or Boris, the Great ... Incoming First Lord of the Treasury ... Opinions and hatchet jobs galore ... Former editor turned pollie ... Mrs May heads for the palace, and then the hills ... From Leverhulme, our man in the Old Dart 

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    Friday
    Jul192019

    Departure lounge

    Wokka bows out after a quarter-century as chief stoker in the Federal Court boiler-room ... Sex-obsessed barrister's ticket gets confiscated ... The bar n' grill sits on his hands for an extended period ... Bottom fondling at the LCA ... Theodora reports 

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    Thursday
    Jul182019

    Never Look Away

    A new film from the maker of Lives of Others ... Portrait of a young artist in Germany during and after the war ... Sterilisation of the "unfit" ... The aunt, the artist, the Nazi doctor and his daughter ... A romantic epic about art, love and war, reviewed by Miss Lumière 

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    Wednesday
    Jul172019

    Mucking about on boats

    The Sue Neill-Fraser case ... Was there blood where the forensic people claimed? ... Limitations of luminol ... Tasmanians riven by doubts ... Divergent findings ... A fresh appeal has been invited ... Procrustes looks at the evidence 

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