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Year in review: triumphs and tribulations ... Holiday reading ... 2016 in many respects was a dispiriting year ... The cruel machinery of the criminal law caught up with a few notorious suspects ... Clumsy politics from the Commonwealth attorney general ... Sir John Kerr's tax dodge ... Synchronicity at the Federal Court ... Future for Brandis? ... Death at Runaway Bay ... Read more ... 

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    "I have made it a principle all my life never to ask for anything from any prime minister." 

    Rupert Murdoch in a letter to The Guardian, December 20, 2016. It was promptly contradicted by information from former prime ministers John Major and Tony Blair ... READ MORE >>


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    Justinian Featurettes

    Report card on judicial performance ... Highs and lows of the judicial year ... Remembering Lionel Murphy, Tim Carmody and others ... Awe inspiring dirty linen ... Wig chaos in Victoria ... "Butt" squeezer Clarence Thomas at it again ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Seven good reasons why Spigs is not the highest CJ ... Robert French CJ is being farewelled throughout the land ... Here, from Justinian's archive, we remember his appointment ... July 2008 ... How did Spigs manage to run second? ... Read more ... 


     

     

    Wednesday
    Jan182017

    President Trump and the criminal justice reform movement

    At the end of the Obama administration the era of mass incarceration looked as though it might be over ... Now for Trump, a "lock 'em up" sort of guy ... Incarcerating more people than necessary ... Stock price rally for private prison operators ... Hope for bipartisan coalition rests at the state level ... From Hannah Ryan in the US of A 

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    Monday
    Jan092017

    Trump's posse of plutocrats

    Trump's cabinet of business oligarchs ... Conflicts with the whiff of corruption ... Climate deniers and fossil fanatics firmly in control at the Department of Energy and the EPA ... State department becomes a branch of ExxonMobil ... From Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch 

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    Sunday
    Jan082017

    Report card on judicial performance

    The rule of law is a fine thing and we should be grateful to have it when so many demagogues are on the loose ... Highs and lows of the judicial year ... Remembering Lionel Murphy, Tim Carmody and others ... Awe inspiring dirty linen ... Wig chaos in Victoria ... "Butt" squeezer Clarence Thomas at it again 

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    Saturday
    Jan072017

    Year in review: triumphs and tribulations

    Holiday reading ... 2016 in many respects was a dispiriting year ... The cruel machinery of the criminal law caught up with a few notorious suspects ... Clumsy politics from the Commonwealth attorney general ... Even worse from the NSW government ... Sir John Kerr's tax dodge ... Synchronicity at the Federal Court ... Tasmanian fermentations ... Future for Brandis? ... Death at Runaway Bay 

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    Thursday
    Dec222016

    How to win clients and lose friends

    Court told of "rogue" barrister plying for trade on the Gold Coast ... Local solicitors unhappy with online marketing claims ... Former client says he was poorly advised ... Barrister looking like a law firm ... Reference to Legal Services Commission ... Andrew Bell reports 

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    Wednesday
    Dec212016

    The natives are restless

    Tuvaluans protesting against their Australian chief justice ... Demonstrations and petitions seeking the removal of Charles Sweeney QC ... Judge rules on contentious political issue ... Locals inflamed ... Inspiration for supporters of Senator Culleton ... From our man in Tuvalu 

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    Monday
    Dec192016

    Stephen Walmsley

    Stephen Walmsley SC, former judge and author of The Trials of Justice Murphy is on Justinian's couch ... A vexed chapter in the High Court's history ... The man from Yass rakes through the historical ashes ... The Paul Flannery connection ... Issues with refrigeration 

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    Sunday
    Dec182016

    Fledgling solicitor in too much hurry

    Lawyer makes "incomprehensible" claim of hours worked in a rush to get a full practising certificate ... Finding of professional misconduct upheld ... Solicitor swore he packed two years of supervised practice into seven months ... 17.5 hours a day ... Failed defamation case against Legal Services Commissioner ... Naaman Zhou reports 

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    Saturday
    Dec172016

    The race towards religious intolerance

    Race abuse has captured the "imaginations" of free speech enthusiasts ... Religious abuse already off the leash ... It is the model for a post-18C world ... Justin Pen reports on the no-holds-barred world of religious discrimination 

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