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Acid-green is the new black ... Lord Eldon adorned in shimmering robes ... Special occasion ... Loopholes in the dress code ... Splendid raiment comes out of the closet ... Queen Anne and Charles 11 mourned for too long ... Read more ... 


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SCOTUS rescues the gerrymander ... US Supreme Court washes its hands of election rigging ... Trump lawlessness ... The president losing droves of court cases ... Financial irregularities ... Cosmetic inquiries ... Persecution of migrant children ... Our man in Washington ... Read more ... 


 

 

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Panda claws solicitor ... Panda politics at USyd's Student Representative Council ... Student politicians terminate the SRC's long-standing lawyer ... Allegations back and forth on Facebook ... Lawyer refuses to act for SRC president in defamation case ... Read more ... 

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    "In the society [Hong Kong] governed by law, people were persecuted in accordance with the law." 

    Liu Xiaoming, Chinese ambassador to the UK. Channel 4 News, July 3, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    For the latest developments in media law … www.glj.com.au 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Reds in the bed ... Unreal events rendered lifeless in Red Joan ... The chutney-making housewife who passed on atomic research secrets to the Soviet Union ... A nice job at the Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association ... Miss Lumière is deeply unmoved with this version ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Estcourt on Web 2 ... Stephen Estcourt QC, as he then was ... The foodie, blogger and social media fiend explained in July 2010 how Web 2 expanded his life and work … Now, as a judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania, it seems he has extricated himself from all this social media cross-fertilisation ... The price of judicial appointment ... Read more ... 


     

     

    Tuesday
    Apr092019

    America's true crime reality show

    Attorney General Barr's manipulation of the Mueller report ... More toxic Trump cabinet appointments and the sacking of the wicked witch of Homeland, Kirsten Nielsen ... Gorsuch's god bothering come out from under his skirt ... Omar Khadr, John Walter Lindh, Mustafa al-Hawsawi and their part in the fabricated war on terror ... Roger Fitch in Washington 

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    Friday
    Apr052019

    Torpid town

    Judgments along the Molonglo move at a trickle ... Retired ACT Supreme Court judge still sitting on six reserved judgments ... Some decisions reserved four-five years ago ... A two-year-old case gets a rapid fire burst of decision-making ... The backlog should be cleared in a couple more years ... Artemus Jones reports 

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    Friday
    Apr052019

    Pre-election knee-jerk

    Government's rushed web-cleansing operation ... Failure to consult, the exception being News Corp ... Massive penalties for online "providers" of abhorrent material ... Vague and unsatisfactory law ... Moses issues tablets ... Powerless to stop terrorist atrocities but trying to stop people looking at them ... Janek Drevikovsky looks closely at the latest in the anti-terror arsenal   

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    Friday
    Apr052019

    Wilde's Dieppe into despair

    Rupert Everett gives us the post-Newgate decay of Oscar Wilde ... Dieppe, Paris and Naples ... The Happy Prince, reviewed by Miss Lumière ... The tail end of a regrettable defamation action ... A rouge dabbed reminder of Death in Venice ... The not-so-gay final chapter of an Irish wit, complete with the famous wallpaper scene  

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    Thursday
    Apr042019

    Another cup of tea, bishop?

    Memories, memories ... What the victim said to the bishop ... The wraps come off the Bishop Wilson appeal ... Fence-sitting by the Godly ... Fallibility of victim's memory greater than that of a bishop who did not report child sex abuse ... Gabrielle Hunter reports 

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    Wednesday
    Apr032019

    Family court scheme goes down the gurgler

    Budget night ... Porter can't get the family courts legislation through the senate ... Crumbs off the table for the legally aided ... Lumps of money for the government's proposed Integrity Commission ... Plus follow-up money for ASIC and ARPA to get stuck into the bankers ... Janek Drevikovsky reports from lock-up land 

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    Wednesday
    Apr032019

    Prasad is dead

    Entirely a matter for the jury ... Prasad Directions - the common law right the High Court found was never there ... Jurors to be kept on to the bitter end of hopeless prosecutions ... Rotten apples at the fruit shop ... Prasad should be reinstated by legislation, says long-time Canberra barrister Jack Pappas 

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    Tuesday
    Mar262019

    Top notch team for Timor Leste defence

    Silken beauties on the ticket for Collaery and Witness K "national security" trial ... Major law and justice commitment missing from NSW election campaign ... Judges in South Australia withdraw from SC appointments as QC proposal flounders ... Leading players will be absent from the Geoffrey Rush judgment ... Theodora reports  

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    Monday
    Mar252019

    Mothers' Day alarums and excursions

    Nine and Fairfax ... Lawyers suing their client's journalists ... Messy loose end of the takeover now sorted ... Lawyer makes unfounded allegations on behalf of his defamation client ... "A massive unit" ... Clarity, detail and accuracy missing in action 

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