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Multi-pronged admission applications ... Federal copper who stalked his former girlfriend meets himself coming around corners ... Various irreconcilable explanations in his applications for admission as a legal practitioner ... ACT one day, Queensland the next ... Read more ... 


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A pop star comes to campus ... Letter from Cambridge ... Rihanna does not sing ... Just a short talk to celebrate her award as Harvard's Humanitarian of the Year ... Rock star professors are pale in comparison ... Hannah Ryan reports, with a bad dose of hero worship ... Read more ... 

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    "I think political correctness has become a problem in Western societies, we've become far too apologetic about our Western identity and anything that's some kind of defence of cultural traditionalism or national identity is in many ways frowned on." 

    Former Prime Minister John Howard making the case on behalf of his inner bigot, speaking at a CEDA lunch, March 3, 2017 ... Read more ... 

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    Justinian Featurettes

    Bill Hosking ... Public defender, judge and author Bill Hosking QC is on the couch, clutching his new book Justice Denied ... Crime and injustice is the theme ... Heroic trials recalled and brought back to life ... Some bad cops have their moment in the spotlight ... Read more ... 

    Justinian's archive

    Forget Senior Counsel, let's try "Super Lawyer" ... New Jersey tried to stamp-out out "self-aggrandising" titles such as "Super Lawyer". Actually the "Super Lawyer" selection process was superior to those that are used here to appoint new Senior Counsell ... Read more ... 



    ICLR cuts out the middleman

    English Law Reports removed from LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters in Australia and NZ ... Daniel Hoadley from the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting explains why 

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    Bar work

    A new era as barristers stump-up the funds for litigation ... Traditional relationship with solicitors turned on its head ... Bleak times prompt changed behaviour ... Turf wars  

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    Brain softened Americana

    Draining the swamp, and filling it up again ... The dark characters who will occupy President Trump's cabinet of deplorables ... Conflicts galore ... Foxes guarding the henhouse ... Roger Fitch files from Washington on the state of the union 

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    The High Court of Queensland

    Quo vadis Soapy Brandis? ... Eleven names scratched by CJ from Queensland silks list ... Prosecutors dominate NSW Dizzo appointments ... Farewell to Equity Queen 

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    Belling Brandis

    Brandis in strife again ... Caught up in post-truth politics ... The solicitor general did the AG a favour ... Timeline that shows how Soapy weaved and wavered before protecting "the interests of the Commonwealth" ... New senate inquiry to probe pork-pies  

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    The Trials of Justice Murphy

    Launch of Stephen Walmsley's book The Trials of Justice Murphy ... Legal and political history ... Mixed crowd from the law, journalism and literature receive David Marr's speech in frosty silence ... Despite the jury verdict, the question remains, why did Lionel do it? ... Marr's launch speech, unexpurgated 

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    A conspiracy of the underbelly 

    ICAC's Megan Latham is in the pantheon of heroes who have been under fire from governments for doing their jobs too well and too independently ... She joins Justin Gleeson and Gillian Triggs in the heroes' mausoleum ... Responses from various sources to the Baird government's scuttling of ICAC's inquisitorial process ... And, while we're at it, where are the Cunneen tapes? 

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    Struck-off, struck-on

    Guns and child porn see SA criminal lawyer banished ... Litany of professional breaches ... Plus, solicitor who didn't pass on barrister's fees struck off the jam roll by tribunal ... The Court of Appeal smiled kindly and put him back on ... Naaman Zhou reports 

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    What a relief

    Garbo held on for an hour-and-a-half before doing wee-wee in a Melbourne laneway ... Council plod nabs bin-man while passing water ... Garbage contractor worried about reputation ... Is street-side relief grounds for dismissal? ... Fair Work Commission to the rescue ... Justin Pen unbuttons the story 

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