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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 ... 


     

     

    Monday
    Oct192015

    Fullness and frankness

    Barrister does a bit of work without a ticket ... Forgets just how many jobs were involved ... Tells pork pies to the bar council ... Disgraceful ... Judge claims that practising certificates "protect the public" ... Law graduate strikes Top End admission problem as a result of a copy and paste approach to assignments ... Unintentional plagiarising ... Forgets to be full and frank ... Kate Lilly reports 

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    Sunday
    Oct182015

    Promises, promises

    UPDATE ... Email meltdown ... NSW briefs besieged with election claims and counter claims ... Tickets advocating "stability" and "neutrality" ... Priceless bauble at stake ... Vote early, vote often ... Roll out the bunting 

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    Sunday
    Oct182015

    Marksmanship

    Assessing the true academic capacity of law students ... Consequences for professional employment ... Variations in methods of marking ... John Eldridge and Rebecca McEwen examine how best to achieve fairness and consistency 

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    Thursday
    Oct152015

    Remembering Andre Simon

    Gabriel Wendler on Andre Simon ... Founder of the Wine and Food Society ... Prolific author on grape related matters ... Champagne aficionado ... Expert witness in wine litigation ... One bottle left in his cellar at time of death 

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    Friday
    Sep252015

    Dear barrister - why don't you toss out the toffs at the top?

    NSW bar elections loom and Margaret Cunneen is out of the blocks early with a campaigning missive ... Letter to members attacking bar leaders ... Unheard of politicking ... Council disfunction ... Vote for ME, I share your distress ... Mother Margaret will look after you 

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    Friday
    Sep252015

    The Wolf of Phillip Street

    Drugs and lawyers ... Lawyers and drugs ... Getting busted while on the roll ... The stories that 'come up' at lunch ... Don't forget the CCTV cameras ... From our baby barrister blogger, Unrobed 

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    Thursday
    Sep242015

    Humans want their rights

    Queensland on high alert as human rights bandwagon starts to roll ... Eight year review of Vic's Charter of Rights calls for more teeth, less gum 

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    Thursday
    Sep242015

    Moot point

    Barely Legal does his first moot and has an out-of-body realisation ... Of course, it's about the "experience" - never mind the winning ... Breathe in, breathe out ... Our student-at-law blogs 

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    Wednesday
    Sep232015

    Fit and proper

    Discipline & Bondage ... From Queensland to NSW, appeal judges have been scratching their noggins trying to work out what's fit and proper ... The extent to which past misconduct affects current properness ... A practitioner who, as a teenager, accessed child porn is F&P, while a solicitor who helps himself to a temporary loan from his clients' pool of cash, is not ... Emily Meller and Kate Lilly reporting 

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