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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 ... 



    Have a safe trip

    Travel tyro trips off with ticket money ... Deregulation of travel agents ... Judging by the number of defaults, self-regulation may not be a good idea ... Red tape cutters busy at work ... Barry Lane on the case 

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    The high price of free trade

    Busy season for the US Supremes ... Huge trade agreements a boon for corporates but unhappy consequences for the democratic process ... Australian proposals for the trade in professional services ... Rarely used federal death penalty for Boston bomber ... UN's guidelines on habeas corpus ... Ukrainian jobs for US residents ... Our Man in Washington 

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    Reasonable suspicion

    Citizenship stripping ... Heavy-handed officialdom ... Wooly notions of "reasonable suspicion" ... Procrustes shows how it has worked in practice ... The immigration official who was "very thorough with non-whites" 

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    Surviving swotvac

    Barely Legal is cramming three big exams into one weekend ... It's more sweat than vac ... Amoebas swimming downstream ... Hazing mandated by the legal profession 

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    "Where's the hook?" 

    Senior NT lawyers seek disqualification of judge for apprehended bias ... Costs case flowing from judicial review of politically charged findings by commission of inquiry ... Email reveals that judge's wife was privy to strategy and opinions of one side in challenge to commissioner's findings, which were heard and determined by her husband 

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    Viticulture in Van Diemen's Land

    Lawyers and the grape ... Guy Green and William Cox - Tasmania's vine growing chief justices, who managed not to produce any wine ... Gabriel Wendler reviews a painstaking history of Tasmanian wine 

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    Merciless executioner of the migration list

    Pressure at the Federal Circuit Court sees judge gallivanting through migration and refugee cases at breakneck speed ... Briefs are revolting ... Masses of judgments delivered ex tempore in favour of the immigration minister ... Appeals and recusal applications 

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    Trouble at the Top End

    Application for Justice Southwood to recuse himself from costs application against former NT bar president Alistair Wyvill ... Judge made adverse findings about Wyvill's conduct at commission of inquiry ... Judge's wife involved in arranging legal representation and funds for lawyers to represent the inquiry commissioner ... Stella Maris conflicts ... Buffalo Bruce reports 

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    Newman's poisoned legacy

    The Carmody catastrophe ... The damage to Queensland's Supreme Court wrought by the former premier and his attorney general ... Challenge to the concept of an independent judiciary ... Release of secret recording under Right to Information held up in the consultation phase ... Stephen Keim and Alex McKean review the landscape 

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