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Acid-green is the new black ... Lord Eldon adorned in shimmering robes ... Special occasion ... Loopholes in the dress code ... Splendid raiment comes out of the closet ... Queen Anne and Charles 11 mourned for too long ... Read more ... 


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SCOTUS rescues the gerrymander ... US Supreme Court washes its hands of election rigging ... Trump lawlessness ... The president losing droves of court cases ... Financial irregularities ... Cosmetic inquiries ... Persecution of migrant children ... Our man in Washington ... Read more ... 


 

 

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    "[AFP officers who entered the home of journalist Annika Smethurst] behaved appropriately and in accordance with their responsibilities and legal obligations." 

    Talking points for federal police officers prepared well before the the raid on the journalist was carried out. The Sydney Morning Herald, July 6, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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


    Justinian Featurettes

    Reds in the bed ... Unreal events rendered lifeless in Red Joan ... The chutney-making housewife who passed on atomic research secrets to the Soviet Union ... A nice job at the Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association ... Miss Lumière is deeply unmoved with this version ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Estcourt on Web 2 ... Stephen Estcourt QC, as he then was ... The foodie, blogger and social media fiend explained in July 2010 how Web 2 expanded his life and work … Now, as a judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania, it seems he has extricated himself from all this social media cross-fertilisation ... The price of judicial appointment ... Read more ... 


     

     

    Tuesday
    Mar192019

    The crabs run free

    Christmas Island reopening for business ... The lives of detainees laid bare ... Australian policy at its most primitive ... Miss Lumière reviews Gabrielle Brady's film Island of the Hungry Ghosts ... Trauma counselling curtailed by the dead hand of Canberra ... How we make them suffer ... From phosphate to fear 

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    Thursday
    Mar142019

    For whom the Bell tolls

    A long time ago in a city far away, Alan Bond built an empire based on borrowed money ... Bell Group litigation still keeping an army of lawyers well fed in the top paddock ... History of a corporate calamity and a lawyers' bonanza ... 19 years later where are we? ... Theodora explains 

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    Thursday
    Mar142019

    England carried off on a stretcher

    What lessons can we learn from Brexit and do we care? ... Letting the public decide ... The great swindle of plebiscites ... Back to Little England and Wogs at Calais ... Brits saw their identity quite differently to the Continentals ... Simon Schama brings Richard Cobden back to life ... Procrustes tells us what went wrong 

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    Wednesday
    Mar132019

    A light sprinkle of good news

    The search for Trump's worst cabinet member ... Environmental plunder ... Court stacking under Mitch McConnell ... Rupert Murdoch's Fox News props-up Trump's Roman circus ... Yet, amid the debauchery there are tiny rays of hope ... Some significant decisions from a stacked SCOTUS ... And women out west take control of state legislatures ... Roger Fitch reports from Washington 

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    Tuesday
    Mar122019

    Judge shoots a few people on his way out the door

    Justice Peter Murphy resigned from the Family Court on Friday ... An incendiary farewell speech ... Barbed comments about political appointments and courts as the "playthings of governments" ... Gutless, unnamed judges rebuked for attacks on the appeal division ... Two Wigs Willy and Pascoe "should hang their heads in shame" ... The farce of "reform" ... Murphy's speech in full 

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    Tuesday
    Mar122019

    Your money at work

    NSW pre-election administrative review ... Expenditure on new "working models" for courts ... Coroners stiffed by stringent funding ... Law & Justice Foundation grants program gets politicised ... Janek Drevikovsky reporting from the Bear Pit 

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    Friday
    Mar082019

    Dietrich still alive and kicking

    The money spigot turned off ... Legal Aid comes to the party after Supreme Court temporarily halts the Family Court bomber trial ... Available dollars all spent before the massive trial began ... Puzzle over transfer of property to accused's wife ... Gabrielle Hunter reports 

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    Friday
    Mar082019

    Adelaide's QC rupture

    South Australian bar and CJ at loggerheads on new queenies ... Judges opposed to appointment of new QCs ... Adoption of the Victorian model ... Court likely not to participate in the selection process ... Unilateral government appointment of QCs ... "Political silks" 

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    Thursday
    Mar072019

    Letter from Sal

    Hello Everyone ... Sal Vasta writes to the judges of the FCC ... Two Wigs Willy is back ... Sal steps down as acting chief judge ... Sense of duty and service ... Court in a sorry state, but don't despair ... Work ethic of the Full Family Court ... "Bombardment" of criticism, some of it gratuitous ... Darkest of times ... Sal slowing down 

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