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Trumpism hits the law of contract ... Blustering letters from the other side ... Ramped-up outrage ... No more yelling "snap" ... Sacrosanct clause in contract written by PR people ... Irrelevant aspirations ... Dorothy rapped on the knuckles ... Read more ... 

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    "What we are attempting to achieve here is not the abolition of any court, but the merging of two courts ... so we can get the best practice consistently applied to all family law matters ..."

    Attorney General Christian Porter on his federal courts reform, which will see an end to the Family Court of Australia and a Federal Circuit Court approach to all family law cases. The Australian, August 17, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Life of Clive ... Clive Evatt leader of the defamation bar - RIP ... Passionate about plaintiffs, yet gave significant leg-ups to defendants ... Charming, wily and unrelenting ... The Evatt business model ... Dubious clients and desperate cases ... Thoughts from colleagues and opponents ... Read more ... 


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    Delirious news for lawyers and the hoi polloi ... Evan Whitton ... The first step for the Academy of Law is to uncover why lawyers are doomed to be unloved ... A missing staple comes as a reminder that process trumps truth ... From Justinian's archive, July 16, 2007 ... Read more ... 


     

    Tuesday
    Jul072015

    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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    Friday
    Jul032015

    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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    Tuesday
    Jun302015

    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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    Monday
    Jun292015

    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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    Saturday
    Jun272015

    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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    Monday
    Jun222015

    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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    Saturday
    Jun202015

    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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    Thursday
    Jun182015

    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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    Monday
    Jun152015

    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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