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A different swamp ... The creepy march of "religious freedom" ... Sidelining anti-discrimination laws in the name of God ... Winding-back environmental and employee protections ... The Supreme Court is back in town ... Trump stock-take from Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch ... Read more ... 


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    "The NSW Supreme Court judge who presided over West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle's successful defamation case against Fairfax says she is 'troubled' by a statement issued by the publisher which suggested it did not get a fair trial.

    Justice Lucy McCallum said on Tuesday the statement appeared to be a clear criticism of the court and 'it's not why we have newspapers'." 

    News report in The Sydney Morning Herald. October 31, 2017 ... Read more ... 


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


    Justinian Featurettes

    Anonymous campaign against Barry Dangerous ... Restlessness among the senior prefects of the NSW Law Soc ... New junior vice sworn-in ... Councillors stirring against senior vice with strange memo in circulation ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Roddy Meagher's retirement spray ... Meagher’s farewell speech emerges from a lengthy process of proof reading ... Cracks about "Twiggy" Spigelman and "Chilly" Gleeson ... The superior qualities of leading NSW barristers ... From Justinian's archive, March 18, 2004 ... Read more ... 


     

    Monday
    Mar302015

    Chief Justice of Qld - addressing the dilemma

    Criticism of senior judicial appointments in Queensland is not new, as Stephen Keim and Alex McKean remind us ... Serious allegations raised against the CJ, but few details ... Alan Wilson's concerns must be fully addressed 

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    Friday
    Mar272015

    Snakes and scum

    The Poet and the Beast ... Incendiary speech from well-respected retiring Queensland Supreme Court judge ... Banana Benders in a legal lather ... Chief Justice tried to meddle in appointment to Court of Disputed Returns while the government hung in the balance ... Former bar president accuses BAQ of failure to stand-up for the judges ... Where will it all end? 

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    Tuesday
    Mar242015

    Out and proud

    Four marriage equality cases go to the US Supremes ... Is there a constitutional right to gerrymander? ... Secretive lawyer society behind moves to bring down Affordable Care Act ... Shock finding - lawyers more liberal than most, but judges are more conservative ... Republican senators' undiplomatic activities ... Roger Fitch files from Washington 

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    Tuesday
    Mar242015

    Taxation torments

    Law student attempts to extort payment of outrageous "fantasy" invoice from client ... Privileged documents supplied to the ATO ... $30 million assessment set aside because of misuse of client privilege ... In Melbourne, VCAT suspends the suspension of a local solicitor who was 11 years behind with his tax stuff ... Emilie Lentz reports 

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    Sunday
    Mar222015

    Judge unimpressed with impressive looking advocate

    Someone called "Lord Chief Justice Thompson" said that Lord Harley could wear ribbons on his barrister's gown ... Except, there is no Lord Chief Justice Thompson and Lord Harley is not a barrister ... The transcript has emerged in the "Harry Potter" case ... Eccentricities galore  

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    Saturday
    Mar212015

    From refugee to refugee lawyer

    The extraordinary journey of Marina Brizar ... From war torn Bosnia to refugee work in Australia ... The recipient of the LCA gong for Young Migration Lawyer of the year ... A reminder of the welcoming possibilities of Australia ... Kevin Childs reports 

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    Wednesday
    Mar182015

    More distressing developments

    Einfeld-era siren appears in the courts ... Law Reform Commission now exists in name only, as bureaucrats move in ... It's Boston or bust as Australian briefs prepare for US jamboree ... Scramble to procure dead tax silk's live briefs 

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    Tuesday
    Mar172015

    Animal logic

    Legislation designed to make it harder to record and report episodes of cruelty to animals ... Cockies Corner in the box seat ... Also, barrister Judy Bornstein appointed to the dish-lickers board as part of a move to clean-up greyhound racing rackets ... Polly Peck with the hottest political news 

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    Monday
    Mar162015

    The upward thrusting pistons of Slater & Gordon

    Giant law shop straddles the common law world like a colossus ... What comes first - the shareholders or the clients? ... Other personal injury firms under enormous pressure ... Lure of big money 

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