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Judgment agony at the ACT Supremes ... Prolonging Roughshagger's last stand ... Written submission goes missing ... Costs judgment withdrawn ... Plaintiff in limbo ... Dilatory ex-judges enjoy statutory indulgence ... Artemus Jones reports  ... Read more ... 


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    "It was in this very fluid context of 'please, more, give me more'. He gave her more, but he gave her too much.

    What happened on the 24th of August was not a rape, but an unpleasant episode in what was otherwise a pleasant relationship."  

    Barrister Charles Waterstreet for Liam Gordon Murphy, "The Wolf", charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault inflicting actual bodily harm after allegedly beating the victim he met on a fetish website with a cable. Downing Centre Local Court, May 14, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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    Dr Matt Collins QC ... On The Couch ... President of Vic's Bar n Grill discusses the findings of the State of the Victorian Bar report ... Solicitors eating more of the bar's lunch ... Love of Paris, The Beatles, and Australian cinema ... The Hockey case ... Defamation laws unfit for purpose ... Read more ... 


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    Chesty says nyet to Nyst ... Struggle over legal fees paid by alleged drug dealers produces some intriguing arguments over who owns the loot … Sizzling retainer agreement in contention ... Sir Terence O'Rort reporting ... From Justinian's archive, January 2, 2010 ... Read more ... 


     

    Sunday
    May102015

    Ongoing drama at the Cauldron

    No apprehension here ... Queensland chief justice too biased to know he's biased ... No alternative but to withdraw from Cowan appeal ... Emails and memoranda show extent of judicial fracture ... CJ unable to produce important judgment ... Bluto in strife, again 

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    Thursday
    May072015

    It's getting colder, but student politics is heating-up 

    It's election time on campus ... Operating in Stalin's shadow ... One student organisation is creating waves by under-spending its budget ... Barely Legal has the shocking details 

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    Wednesday
    May062015

    A cry of pain from Parramatta

    Judge says Federal Circuit Court is overburdened ... Important cases concerning the welfare of children are delayed for years ... Case loads of the judges are two to three times what they should be ... Matters are over-listed by up to 400 percent ... Emilie Lentz reports 

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    Tuesday
    May052015

    On your bike as campaign rolls for Qld human rights charter

    The Labor government's agreement with independent MP Peter Wellington has put some juice into the campaign for a Queensland Bill of Rights ... The campaign hots up ... Lobbying underway ... Anti-rights academic might flee the state  

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    Friday
    May012015

    Legendary litigator

    Barry Lane takes a look at the long and winding litigation career path of Melbourne solicitor Joseph Guss ... Has the courtroom crusader finally crashed and burned? 

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    Thursday
    Apr302015

    Being droned to death

    Show us the kill-list criteria ... New US attorney general needs to fix the FBI ... $4 million investment in judicial election paid off handsomely for litigant ... CIA whistleblower convicted ... Carrying a concealed gun is a "lifestyle" ... Fitch fails to snag a seat at crowded US Supremes same sex marriage hearing 

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    Thursday
    Apr302015

    Workplace law offers possible redress for immigration detainees

    Max Costello argues that OHS law could extend to immigration detention centres, schools and orphanages where children and others are abused ... Inquiries should explore the application of workplace law ... Legislation binds the Commonwealth 

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    Thursday
    Apr302015

    News from the Wardroom

    Former Adelaide footlights performer steps-up to new role as President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association ... Alex Ward also embedded in the history of the Australian Military Court ... Kevin Childs is on the case 

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    Tuesday
    Apr282015

    QE11 cauldron on the boil

    Application for Qld CJ to recuse himself for apprehended bias in Daniel Morecombe murder appeal ... Close association with Braveheart's campaigner ... "Administrative error" by CJ results in court of appeal being misled ... Carmody intercedes on behalf of a former client 

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