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Justinian Columnists

Wither Great Britain ... Despite the loss of the YES campaign, Scotland will be given more powers by the wimps at Westminster ... Leverhulme surveys the referendum campaign ... And meets someone who Fights Like a Girl ... Read more ... 




Justinian Bloggers

A matter of principle ... The debate about the appointment of Qld CJ Tim Carmody ... Appointing a lesser candidate raises the concern that the choice was all about political favours ... Judicial independence skewered ... Stephen Keim and Alex McKean examine the debating tricks and bald assertions ... Read more ...

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    "I felt embarrassed. I did, I couldn't believe it, because I had genuinely believed it." 

    Former prime minister John Howard, explaining his reaction when he discovered Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction. Seven Network, September 21, 1014 ... READ MORE >>


    Justinian Featurettes

    Justice, with one foot forward ... William Eicholtz's Lady of Justice is firmly ensconced on the wall of the Country Court building in Melbourne ... Arts writer Mark Holsworth reports ... Read on ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Murdoch's local lawyer-in-chief Ian Philip back in the news again ... This time threating action against anyone who publishes leaked internal News Corp documents about the poor health of its newspapers ... Last time Justinian mention Philip it was March 2005 and Justice Tamberlin was unimpressed with his "substantially excessive" claims of privilege in the C7 case ... From our bulging treasure trove of stories ... Read more ...


     

    Justinian featurettes

     

    There's another world beyond law and lawyering ... and here you can find it: reviews, wine notes, interviews, and the unpacking of the human condition.  

    Critics' Corner: reviews of books, films and TV by Worm and I. Box.
    Déjà Vu: marvellous slices of history from Justinian's bulging archive. 
    Jaws: food, glorious food.
    JustyFlix: our film crew covers the most glittering events on the calendar. 
    Miss Lumière: spends a lot of time in the dark, reviewing films. 
    On the Couch: where notable notables bear their souls. 
    Wendler on Wine: spectacular wine reviews, gargling and spitting from barrister Gabriel Wendler.  

    All our featurettes have escaped from inside the paywall.  

     


    Thursday
    Sep182014

    Justice, with one foot forward

    William Eicholtz's Lady of Justice is firmly ensconsed on the wall of the Country Court building in Melbourne ... Arts writer Mark Holsworth speaks to the sculptor and finds out how he went about creating this bold expression of justice  

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    Thursday
    Sep042014

    Helen Garner

    In This House of Grief Helen Garner lives and breathes the trials of Robert Farquharson, who was found guilty of the murder of his three young sons after driving his car into a dam near Geelong ... The courtroom as theatre and tedium ... The barristers, the judge, the competing stories ... The man and his murders ... Author Helen Garner is on Justinian's couch 

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    Tuesday
    Aug122014

    Too much speech 

    The Human Rights Commission's symposium on free speech, under the baton of Freedom Boy ... Originally designed to reboot the s.18C reforms, the show lost its sizzle because Soapy Brandis' didn't ... Many still clinging to the hope that one day we'll get a Bigots' Bill ... Mark Dreyfus rather spoils Timbo's parade ... Kate Lilly was there at ringside 

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    Monday
    Jul212014

    Peter Russo

    Labor candidate for the seat of Sunnybank is well-known Brisbane solicitor Peter Russo ... Driven into politics by the Newman government's assault on criminal defendants and the independence of the judiciary ... Russo is on Justinian's Couch discussing important things, like food, the use of breath fresheners and the contents of his bedside table  

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    Tuesday
    Jul152014

    Peter Underwood and the theme from Jaws

    Peter Lyons remembers Peter Underwood ... Governor of Taswegia, former chief justice, former judge ... Social justice and legal education were his calling cards ... Obituary 

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    Monday
    Jun022014

    Jane Needham

    Meet the new president of the NSW Bar ... Jane Needham SC on Justinian's couch ... Analysis ... Confessions ... Kosher mayonaisse ... Songs about love-gone-wrong ... Last meal 

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    Wednesday
    Apr232014

    Hidden Grange hogs the limelight

    The 1959 Grange Hermitage ... Barry O'Farrell undone by an indifferent wine ... No wonder he forgot it ... Last of the "hidden" Granges, made in secret and in defiance of the Penfolds' directors ... Think '59 Grange ...Think Bill Lawrie ... Our wine man Gabriel Wendler critiques the wine at the heart of Winegate 

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    Friday
    Apr112014

    Jay Williams

    Jay Williams is the barrister appearing for some of the asylum seekers on Manus Island ... He's been representing them before a court of inquiry into alleged human rights abuses ... Deported by the PNG government ... Further proceedings pending ... From Melbourne to the Sydney bar via Arnhem Land with Immanuel Kant in his back pocket ... Now he's on Justinian's couch 

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    Thursday
    Mar202014

    Don Weatherburn

    Don Weatherburn is the hard facts man of the NSW criminal justice system ... He reminds the politicians that statistics don't lie ... A man who has blended a love of crime with a love of statistics ... He's on Justinian's couch, which is as good a reason as any to mention his new book, Arresting Incarceration 

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    Wednesday
    Mar192014

    Dispatches from the front line

    Cossack charges off the field of battle ... Soapy in all his finery ... Juries and the finer points of the LBW rule ... Roughshagger picks-up the pace ... Lawyers saved by OLSC systems failure ... A short history of fun-filled superimpositions  

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