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Judgment of the week ... Justice Ian Harrison in the NSW Supremes dismisses apprehended bias application ... Facebook posts by judge's tipstaff ... Finding that cases are decided by judges, not their staff ... Read more ... 



"Parsnips, Buttered" ... relief at a time of despair

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The Obstructionist-in-Chief ... Three Pinocchios for Billy Barr ... Mueller's 11 obstruction findings ... Charging and indicting Trump ... SCOTUS takes on cultural issues with new term cases ... Noam Chomsky on how the US political system works ... From Our Man in Washington ... Read more ... 



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Laboratory for apparatchiks ... Law school during the election campaign ... Lots of students in suits as careers in Parliament House beckon ... Party hacks starting young ... Barely Legal reports from campus ... Read more ... 

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    "It is my vision for this country as your prime minister to keep the promise of Australia to all Australians. 

    I believe that Australia is a promise to everyone who has the great privilege to call themselves Australian. It's the promise that allows Australians quietly going about their lives to realise their simple, honest aspirations." 

    Vision statement from prime minister Scott Morrison, launching the Liberal Party campaign, May 12, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 

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    Justinian Featurettes

    Muddied oafs ... It was 1956 - Sir William Slim was Governor General, Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean surfaced in Moscow and My Fair Lady opened on Broadway ... It was also the year that two teams of NSW solicitors and barristers squeezed into their footy gear and scrummed down ... Read more ... 

    Justinian's archive

    When only the victim speaks the truth ... Author Bri Lee's book Eggshell Skull scoops up another prize - this time at the Australian Book Industry Awards ... A story of childhood sexual assault ... While the book continues to collect awards, the author's view about how natural justice ought to work should be read with caution ... In 2018 we published lawyer Joanna Jenkins's review ... It's timely to reprise her concerns about the book ... Read more ... 




    Brexit: law & disorder

    Lawyers are eating their Brexit ... How three UK based global firms are dealing with clients' Brexit phobia ... England quakes while lawyers open the picnic basket ... Too much marketing ... Too little light ... Janek Drevikovsky files from Kathmandu 

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    Green Book: not all black and white

    Green Book, reviewed by Miss Lumière ... America in the 1960s ... The white working class tough guy on a tour of the South with a refined black musician ... What could go wrong? ... Food for thought ... "Motorist's guide for negroes" 

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    Richard Beasley SC

    Richard Beasley SC is On The Couch ... Novellist and silk ... Until now he was ankle deep in the Murray Darling Basin Royal Commission, which reported on January 29 ... Last meal on death row ... Playing with a horse jigger ... Thoughts on water and life  

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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 ... Tenth Circuit bowled over by RBG's five minute final submission ... Breaching the legislative dam against equality ... Miss Lumière at the preview  

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    Watery grave

    How Davos started ... 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 ... No one pays the price ... The Moors knew how to manage water, according to Procrustes 

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    Six of the best

    Supreme Court of NSW birches Law Society for bringing a misconceived misconduct allegation against a lawyer ... Witnessing a signature for a child's passport application ... Failure to disclose relevant material ... Jurisdictional error ... Undue delay ... Bureau de Spank gets spanked 

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    Where's Wyles' money?

    Melbourne briefs sue DLA Piper for fees ... A large sum outstanding ... Claim that barristers were only told after they had done the work that they could not be paid until the firm was paid by the clients ... Action in the Federal Court 

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    Vice Regal News

    UPDATE ... Beazley P moves to Government House ... Andrew Bell SC anointed as the new P ... Various hopefuls shattered ... Medical specialists rolling in it ... Silly season in Adelaide ... Theodora reports  

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    All that for that 

    Fallout ... Defamation case from 2000 that ran off the tracks ... Legal stupidity ... Excruciating manoeuvring ... Bankruptcy ... Delay ... Despair ... 18 years in the works ... All in the ACT Supreme Court ... Janek Drevikovsky on the case 

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