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Judge shoots a few people on his way out the door ... Justice Peter Murphy says farewell to the Family Court ... An incendiary valedictory speech ... Barbed comments about political appointments to the bench ... Two Wigs Willy and Pascoe "should hang their heads in shame" ... Read more ... 


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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? ... Read more ... 


 

 

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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 ... "Political silks" ... Read more ... 

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    "The worst hate speech I've heard recently is Richard Di Natale ... He's incited violence against the likes of Andrew Bolt and Milo Yiannopoulos. I class him as an entertainer, why everyone takes him seriously ..." 

    Teena McQueen, federal vice-president of the Liberal Party. Q&A, ABC TV, March 25, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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


    Justinian Featurettes

    Too much mush ... James Baldwin doused in a layer of syrup ... US justice ... Where's Atticus Finch when you need him? ... Black lives, white injustice ... Miss Lumière reviews If Beale Street Could Talk ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Heart of the bar ... News from the Street of Shame ... Deutschland marshalling forces ... The Sevens rub tummies ... Eating and talking ... Interviews with Queens' Counsel ... Advocacy skills require being in many courts at once ... From Justinian's archive, September 2014 ... Read more ... 


     

     

    Wednesday
    Oct312018

    Encryption legislation is "fatally flawed" 

    The government's proposed law to unscramble encrypted communications ... Threats to citizens and to journalism ... Confidential sources placed at greater risk of exposure ... A new invasion of privacy amid an abundance of government intrusions ... Cybersecurity threatened ... Criticism from UN privacy rapporteur ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    Monday
    Oct292018

    Letters to the beak

    VicAppeals speaks ... Solicitor wrote letters to a magistrate while case was on foot ... Failure to notify the other side ... Professional misconduct ... Lengthy career as a lawyer ... Clear contravention of professional rules ... Lack of insight ... Whacked with a wet lettuce leaf ... Louise Hall reports

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    Tuesday
    Oct232018

    The bone-saw massacre

    US arms sales to the Saudis get in the way of digging too deeply into the death of Jamal Khashoggi ... A journalist fighting a man with a bone-saw ... Something unfortunate is bound to happen ... The Trump Doctrine on international disorder ... Jolly John Kerr's correspondence with The Queen ... Back in court on November 28 ... Procrustes roams the waterfront 

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    Friday
    Oct192018

    Cat & Co strike again

    Fledgling commercial law newswire hits the inboxes ... Former editors of Law360 in the US set-up shop in Melbourne ... Rough end to the New York experience amid staff decision to unionise over allegations of "mercurial management style " and crushing workloads ... Decision to let Lawyerly "speak for itself" 

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    Thursday
    Oct182018

    The Prothonotary pounces

    Former politician struck off after applying for a ticket ... Plundering the funds of the Health Services Union to pay for hookers and campaign expenses ... Prolonged dishonesty for personal gain ... Character remains unreformed ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    Sunday
    Oct142018

    Penfold's Reserve Bin

    Drowsy procrastination in full swing ... Lakeside litigation ... Family court effusions ... No sizzling sausages for family judges ... Carmody the Coalition's dream sentencer ... Longer terms for stale judges ... Goings On with Theodora 

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    Thursday
    Oct112018

    Tales from Taswegia

    UPDATE ... Dutton's Tasmanian love child ... Slow wind-up ... Sentencing squabble: judges are sitting too close for the comfort of the convicted ... The forgotten prisoner ... The Devil's latest musings from The Map 

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    Thursday
    Oct112018

    An illegitimate SCOTUS

    The US Supreme Court has been bought ... Long campaign to stack the court with judges favourable to corporate interests ... Huge lobbying and spending to secure Kavanaugh's confirmation ... Guns, God and presidential power ... The mid-terms and intensified voter purging ... From Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch 

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    Monday
    Oct082018

    Terrifying news - nothing's happening

    Police and their terrorism powers - not much to report ... Inspector Bruce looks at the Top End's secret corruption ... Discriminating amendments ... The bench gets slow backup for "historic" sentencing reforms ... Standoff over appointment to the Children's Court ... Polly Peck reports from Macquarie Street 

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