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It's an LGBTI sort of world ... National corruption commission and same sex marriage enter stage left ... Marriage plebiscite looking shaky ... Greens want a Bill of Rights and tighter gun controls ... Latest smear notes ... Read more ...  

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Attorney General Brandis asserts political influence over Solicitor General Justin Gleeson ... Government access to the Solicitor General to be controlled by AG ... More outsourcing of constitutional advise to the private bar ... Ideological agenda at play ... Read more ... 


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Murder into manslaughter, and maybe back again ... The Baden-Clay case in the High Court ... Artemus Jones claims that appeal courts have a history of handing out softer sentences to perpetrators of violence against women ... Populist outcry verses learned legal commentators ... Read more ... 



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    "National security has played almost no part in this campaign, even border security has been just an intermittent visitor to the campaign. So I guess if those really big issues aren't front and centre, less substantial stuff will be front and centre."

    Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott complaining that same sex marriage has been allowed to raise its head during the election campaign because not enough time has been devoted to national security. Sky News, June 29, 2016 ... READ MORE >>


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    Ian Hancock is the biographer of Tom Hughes QC, a hero of the Sydney bar ... He has submitted to Justinian's probing, intimate questions on the eve of the book's publication ... Biographing a biographer ... Read more ... 


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    Tubby's in the firing line ... It's a wheeze on the High Court ... Japes fly thick and fast from droll judicial wags ... There were two in two days ... From Justinian's archive of transcribed morsels ... Read more ... 


     

    Friday
    Jul012016

    "United" Kingdom's amazing scenes

    London Calling ... British politics goes wobbly post-Brexit vote ... Contenders line-up for Tory leadership ... Who are they? ... Boris bonked out of the field ... Labour in chaos ... Leverhulme explains 

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    Thursday
    Jun302016

    Term's up for the US Supremes

    US Supremes scraping along one judge down ... Clarence Thomas distinguishes himself ... The failed Guantánamo experiment ... Detainees banned from reading senate's Feinstein report ... FOI and the release of CIA torture documents ... Obama adopts slabs of Bush law ... Lawyer donors snub Trump ... From Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch 

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    Thursday
    Jun302016

    Keeping an eye on a future attorney general

    State politics ... Ambitious law and order barrister and MP making waves on the backbench ... Frontbench beckons ... The story of the missing fee agreement  

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    Friday
    Jun242016

    Bill me, thrill me

    Another chapter in the colourful life and times of Sydney solicitor Leigh Johnson ... NSWCA knocks out her fees of $2 million plus ... Working for more than 24 hours a day ... Australian Institute of Music ... A "most unusual" bill of costs ... Estoppel, with "extremely unusual" facts ... Hannah Ryan reports 

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    Friday
    Jun242016

    A monstrous monstrosity

    Deliriums on the Derwent ... Fear and loathing at the Taswegian bar n' grill ... Terrifying missives ... Unauthorised threats ... Dealing with a "hive of Sydney insects" ... The Map all shook-up 

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    Wednesday
    Jun222016

    Brandis and his "boutique controversies" 

    Following his debate with George Brandis on Monday evening, shadow AG Mark Dreyfus QC gives an assessment of his opponent and reviews the damage wrought by the current attorney general ... "Not fit for office" 

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    Tuesday
    Jun212016

    Murder into manslaughter, and maybe back again 

    The Baden-Clay case in the High Court ... Artemus Jones claims that appeal courts have a history of handing out softer sentences to perpetrators of violence against women ... Populist outcry verses learned legal commentators 

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    Saturday
    Jun182016

    Remain or Leave

    David Cameron looking vulnerable ... European referendum a big miscalculation ... It didn't have to be like this ... There'll be a lot of sorting out if Britain leaves ... Hillary Clinton and Christopher Hitchens on the murder of Jo Cox ... Leverhulme's London Calling 

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    Monday
    Jun132016

    A place in the community

    Barely Legal samples the delights of both community law and Big Law ... The canapés are better at Big Law ... Scuffed brown shoes confirm his place in the hierarchy ... Blog post 

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