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Six of the best ... Supreme Court of NSW birches Law Society for bringing a misconceived misconduct allegation against a lawyer ... Jurisdictional error ... Undue delay ... Read more ... 

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Watery grave ... Culture wars and water ... Darling, what has happened to Murray? ... Paucity of H2O ... Barnaby backs the cotton plantations over the fish ... Water theft is a traditional bush lark ... Read more ... 



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Radical social change ... Tax deductions, gender discrimination and the US Constitution get a workout in On the Basis of Sex ... Ruth and Marty Ginsburg's great case, together ... Miss Lumière at the preview ... Read more ... 

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    Helen McCabe from Nine Honey:
    "He made a remark about being on his knees crying about the detention centre issue." 

    Jenny Morrison, wife of the PM:
    "That's true. He's sensitive about it. He never took any of these decisions lightly. You need someone tenatious sometimes to hold the line." 

    "There's a strong Scott and a soft Scott, right?" 

    Jenny Morrison attempting to soften the image of her husband, who as Prime Minister has made it his mission to be tough on sick people. Nine Honey, February 17, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 

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

    Justinian Featurettes

    Richard Beasley SC is On The Couch ... Novellist and silk ... Until now he was ankle deep in the Murray Darling Basin Royal Commission ... Last meal on death row ... Playing with a horse jigger ... Read more ... 

    Justinian's archive

    Hoot ... Hoot ... No win, lots of fees – remembering Copper 7 … Law and Social Work get cognate at U.Syd … Judge Felicity – feisty telly star … Wendler’s marmalade – by appointment ... All this from over eight years ago ... From Justinian's archive ... Read more ... 




    Noel Hutley

    Freshly elected president of the NSW bar is on the couch ... Steeped in the law ... Barrister to his bootstraps ... Reading, films, music, food, regrets and refrigeration all covered ... Have we spelled his name correctly? 

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    Beyond the pale

    NT DPP is the law ... CLP fund raiser not prosecuted for alleged breaches of the Electoral Act ... Not in the public interest ... Prosecution of person accused of sexually abusing Aboriginal children also dropped ... Not in the public interest ... Dishing out the nollies ... Buffalo Bruce reports from Darwin

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    Judge's meddling could not be cured by jury directions

    Forceful spanking of trial judges by appeal benches ... Victorian Country Court judge in trouble for over-zealous bollicking of defence counsel during criminal trials ... Trials tainted by judge's "heated conversations" with counsel ... Back to school 

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    Clive doesn't discriminate

    Racial discrimination complaint against venerable barrister thrown out ... Harvesting votes at the Queensland bar ... QC offended by Soapy's snub ... Paying for a day in the life of Mr Wolf ... Snoozing ex-judge found in Iran 

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    ICAC, afloat in a sea of leaks

    Margaret Cunneen claims ICAC is leaking to News Corp ... News Corp says ICAC is leaking to Fairfax ... Inspector Dave says he's not leaking to anyone ... Spivs and logrollers line-up for free kicks ... Get your fresh leaks here 

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    The Hammer sends papers to the Law Society

    Court finds that solicitor misled bank in loan application and made untruthful claims in his defence ... Lawyer under "significant financial pressure" ... Doctored documents ... Defendant's evidence "beggars belief" 

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    Copy cat

    Full feds on the case ... Refugee tribunal member substantially copied previous reasons of another member, which rejected application by a Tamil asylum seeker ... Failure by RRT member to apply independent considerations ... Go back, start again 

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    Sandy Street overturned in pooch discrimination case

    Virgin Australia should have allowed "Willow" to fly ... Numerous appellable errors in disability discrimination case ... Full Feds to the rescue ... Primary judge should have paused for "reflection" ... Kate Lilly reports 

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    Weasels on the march 

    Law faculty study guides are infested with weasel words and incomprehensible babble ... Law lecturers should fight back ... According to blogger Barely Legal, the law is being attacked by rotten language 

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