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Changing the rules ... Citizens United has transformed the landscape of campaign finance in the USA ... How the US trashed its prisoner-of-war obligations and clung onto Guantanamo Bay ... Rupturing the Geneva Conventions ... Impunity for the Pentagon under loose standards ... Roger Fitch files from Washington ... Read more ... 



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The minimalist republic ... The white-out way to change the Constitution ... Replace "Governor General" with "President" 46 times ... Traps and pitfalls in re-running the quest for a titular and executive Australian head of state ... Lawyer Bruce Donald on the case ... Read more ... 

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    "The whole thing is a total attempt to annihiliate what they think is a very political conservative, when I was told I had a chance to be a Supreme Court judge." 

    NSW Deputy senior crown prosecutor Margaret Cunneen explaining why the Crime Commission provided tapes containing her conversations to ICAC. Australian Financial Review, February 5, 2016  ... READ MORE >>


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    Jane Sanders ... From poolside in Penang Jane Sanders pays tribute to her hairdresser ... The principal solicitor at Sydney's Shopfront youth legal centre climbs onto the couch to talk about her regrets and triumphs ... Read more ... 


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    Pressing issues ... Collapse of Street of Shame's chambers market ... LCA's mission statement for lawyers ... Chrissa Loukas overlooked for 60 Minutes ... Fairfax wipes Bantum of the Opera's costs ... Promotional franger ... What life was like in 1993 ... From Justinian's archive of stories ... Read more ... 


     

    Monday
    Feb082016

    To market, to market, to buy a fat pig

    The sharemarket fizzle of Slater & Gordon and Shine ... Finding a better ambulance to chase ... What went wrong and why was it allowed to happen? ... Geoffrey Nettle the latest to express concern with the listed law firm model 

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    Tuesday
    Feb022016

    The minimalist republic 

    The Republic ... The white-out way to change the Constitution ... Replace "Governor General" with "President" 46 times ... The importance of sticking with the Westminister system, not the Presidential model ... Traps and pitfalls in re-running the quest for a titular and executive Australian head of state ... Lawyer Bruce Donald on the case 

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    Tuesday
    Feb022016

    Statistical justice

    Productivity Commission crunches the numbers on the efficiency of Australian courts ... Clearance rates ... Number of judges required to finalise cases ... Cost per finalisation ... Court fees ... State, Territory and Commonwealth Courts ... Chris Orchard sorts the stats 

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    Monday
    Feb012016

    Nettle's Best - a stout performer

    Yarraside judge's wedding toasted in dark beverage reserved "for mature gentlemen" ... Controversy over CJ's bill leads to defections from the International Tribunal for Natural Justice ... NSW's QC campaign dead as a dodo ... Latest performance indicators for courts from the Productivity Commission 

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    Saturday
    Jan302016

    Jane Sanders

    From poolside in Penang Jane Sanders pays tribute to her hairdresser ... The principal solicitor at Sydney's Shopfront youth legal centre climbs onto the couch to talk about her regrets and triumphs 

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    Friday
    Jan292016

    Movements at The Map

    Disco Dave quits the Supremes so as to get more time on the dance floor ... Local bookie gives odds for the field of possible replacements ... Top family law man spanked by the bureau for muddling his dates ... The Map of Tasmania 

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    Wednesday
    Jan272016

    Synchronicity

    Duplication of judicial handiwork by the same judge in a separate judgment - without citation or acknowledgement ... Trouble if a student did it ... Judges are free to "phone it in" ... Ginger Snatch reports 

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    Thursday
    Jan212016

    Changing the rules

    Citizens United has transformed the landscape of campaign finance in the USA ... How the US trashed its prisoner-of-war obligations and clung onto Guantanamo Bay ... Rupturing the Geneva Conventions ... Impunity for the Pentagon under loose standards ... Roger Fitch files from Washington 

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    Tuesday
    Jan192016

    The dark art of sham litigation

    Fraudulent litigation ... Bodgy debts to circumvent real creditors ... Defamation actions to wash money ... Moldovan courts to the rescue of Russian gangsters ... Italian divorces in Maidenhead 

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