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Out of character ... The NSW bar has complained about attacks on character referees for a convicted rapist ... Minister condemns references as "appalling" ... A rerun of the Patrick Power case ... Contempt ... Sticking-up for the offender versus sticking-up for the victim ... Read more ... 


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Out and Proud ... Four marriage equality cases go to the US Supremes ... Is there a constitutional right to gerrymander? ... Secretive lawyer society behind moves to bring down Affordable Care Act ... Shock finding - lawyers more liberal than most, but judges are more conservative ... Our Man in Washington ... Read more ... 


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The slow death of campus based law degrees ... Barely Legal is on his high horse about the introduction of online Juris Doctor degrees ... Part of Pyne-O-Clean's rationalist cost-cutting agenda for universities ... Never mind the quality, feel the bulk ... Read more ...

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    "It would be more accurate to say, however, that if there is any circularity in the majority's reasoning [NSW Court of Appeal], it is constituted of assuming the purpose of the Act and then reasoning, as if syllogistically, that, because a meaning of 'adversely affect' limited to an adverse effect on probity is more consonant with the assumed purpose of the Act, that meaning should be preferred."   

    From the majority's reasons in ICAC v Cunneen, High Court of Australia, April 15, 2015 ... READ MORE >>


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    Justinian Featurettes

    Judge unimpressed with impressive looking advocate ... Someone called "Lord Chief Justice Thompson" said that Lord Harley could wear ribbons on his barrister's gown ... Except, there is no Lord Chief Justice Thompson and Lord Harley is not a barrister ... The transcript has emerged in the "Harry Potter" case ... Eccentricities galore ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    The rank n' file are revolting ... Unspecified grumbling about president Anna Katzmann at the NSW bar 'n' grill saw the emergence of a "reform" agenda for the bar's 2008 AGM ... Also, stronger safeguards against customers who complain about barristers' performance ... Change unlikely ... From Justinian's archive, November 3, 2008 ... Read more ... 


     

    Friday
    Apr242015

    Lingering chest pains

    UPDATE: It's not as though NSW is short of shady wheeler-dealers ... Now the High Court has turned them into respectable captains of industry ... The reversal in fortunes may be short-lived ... Inspector Dave bursts a valve ... Cunneen Defence League on massive recruitment drive ... Inconsistencies aplenty 

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    Tuesday
    Apr212015

    Solicitors caught in costs storm 

    Supremes in Victoria and NSW make costs orders against solicitors for their misconduct in litigation ... Costly time for Joseph Guss and Shane Neagle ... "My Dad's a solicitor and he always wins" ... Watershed moments ... Inappropriate and scandalous material ... False allegations ... Referral to the Law Society ... Emilie Lentz reports 

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    Monday
    Apr202015

    Roll call

    Canberra man with alcohol struggle admitted to the jam roll with conditions attached ... Concern that delay in his admission would adversely affect him financially ... Justice Betty King lets fly at Victorian authorities for dragging the chain in the case of a Ponzi fraudster ... Victims left in the cold ... Emilie Lentz reports 

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    Sunday
    Apr192015

    Former Commonwealth attack dog makes good 

    Procrustes roams the waterfront ... Lifestyle choices ... Gushes of enthusiasm greet Michelle Gordon's appointment ... Brandis blinkered, again ... Banana Benders impasse ... Memories of Julian Salomons and Albert Piddington ... And for uncomfortable viewing go and see Leviathan 

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    Wednesday
    Apr152015

    Hard work is its own dividend 

    DPP in search of a "dynamic and realistic" direction ... Rude signage upset crowns ... Morgan Ryan sues over He Who Must Be Obeid ... The "Little Mate", aged 95, wants an expedited hearing  

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    Wednesday
    Apr152015

    Out of character 

    The NSW bar has complained about attacks on character referees for a convicted rapist ... Minister condemns references as "appalling" ... A rerun of the Patrick Power case ... Contempt ... Sticking-up for the offender versus sticking-up for the victim 

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    Monday
    Apr132015

    The slow death of campus based law degrees 

    Barely Legal is on his high horse about the introduction of online Juris Doctor degrees ... Part of Pyne-O-Clean's rationalist cost-cutting agenda for universities ... Never mind the quality, feel the bulk 

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    Saturday
    Apr112015

    Adelaide courts strangled by stardust 

    Desperately needed new court complex for Adelaide scrapped in favour of bread and circuses ... PPP for justice not delivering value for money ... Judges and lawyers labour in Dickensian shame 

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    Thursday
    Apr092015

    The mystery of the "missing" briefcase 

    Attorney General's Department now says Chris Moraitis briefcase has not been lost ... Where are the notes about the Triggs job offer? ... FOI request for details turned down, with the department saying it is too busy with pressing duties 

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