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The State of the Union ... The Age of Trump ... Fears mount for the mental health of the commander-in-chief ... Tweet rants ... Corporate hucksters float to the surface ... Pillaging the national estate ... Religious "freedoms" on the rise ... Election rorting rampant ... Roger Fitch on the front line ... Read more ... 

Justinian's Bloggers

Imperilled by the Barnababy ... What's an embarassing clown like Barnaby Joyce doing as deputy prime minister of Australia? ... This sort of regressive, oafish, politician is well past his use-by date ... Artemus Jones looks at the mess the government has made of the Joyce affair and Turnbull's limited options to save himself from more ruin ... Read more ... 

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    It's like asking people when they've had food poisoning from fish whether they'd eat fish again. They always say 'no'. But within a month or so you're sitting down having barramundi with them." 

    Deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce explaining why he thinks the story about his affair with a younger member of his staff and associated job preferment is a passing event that will fade from public attention. Fairfax Media, February 20, 2018 ... Read more ... 

    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 ... 

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    Justinian's archive

    Atanaskovic wins over-wrought billings battle ... Chang, Pistilli and Simmons – former partners of Antagonistic Heartless – go down in fight about their share of late recorded billings … Too much distrust, too little courtesy ... From our archive, March 12, 2010  ... Read more ... 



    Interns - throw off your chains

    An oversupplied market where interns are asked to pay whopping fees to law firms ... When is an intern really an employee? ... Barely Legal embarks on an internship and wrestles with the "work thresholds"  

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    Obeid boyos find their front feet

    Action against ICAC ... Misfeasance in public office ... Claims that ICAC fitted-up the Obeid boys ... Geoffrey Watson SC waved his finger and interrupted 

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    The Curse of Justinian strikes again

    Doom ... Silver Tray gets the sack and a basket of fruit ... The latest victim of a dreadful curse that blights the life of those who cross swords with Justinian 

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    Sayonara Timbo

    Tim Carmody passes into the sunset ... Not even the hacks at The Bowen Hills Bugle could save him ... The folly of an overtly political judicial appointment ... Who's next for CJ? 

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    Superior legal creatures

    QC or not to QC ... That is the question before former Yarraside judge Murray Kellam ... The findings are unlikely to surprise ... Most want to keep the sacred trinket ... However, some call for the scrapping of the entire silk system 

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    News from The Map

    Uncle Erich's back ... Souvenir clocks and watches flood the Hobart legal market ... Legal aid gets a bollicking while the former director picks up a gong 

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    The Sepp Blatter of the Qld Supremes

    What next for Bluto? ... Did Lord Eldon miss an earlier authority which derailed his constitutional challenge?  .... Marmalade by appointment to Sir Anthony Mason ... AG's Freedom From Information strikes again 

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    Unreasonable suspicion

    The automation of denationalisation ... Victims of official "suspicion" include Cornelia Rauand Dr Muhamed Haneef ... Transferring a phrase from the criminal law to the Migration Act ... Procrustes cites Cicero 

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    Struggle Street

    Judge Sandy Street is belted around the field by the Full Federal Court in two important appeals that rejected his judicial method ... Judge called upon to slow down the rate of knocking-out migration and refugee cases at the first court date ... Federal Circuit Court swamped ... Judges' associate Ginger Snatch reports courtside 

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