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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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    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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    Wednesday
    Dec232015

    Mapping the Obeid case

    In and out of Eddie's office ... Secrets of the safe ... Walking ATM out of service ... Map of Tasmania - the sad case of Adrian Hall ... NSW ODPP at conferenceville ... Trying to digest the Robert Xie trial ... Another round to Chris Dale  

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    Monday
    Dec212015

    Wigging up ... wigging down

    Vic County Court's schedule of judicial wig preferences ... Study it carefully ... Yarraside bar's female silk defence ... Bluto up-to-speed when it comes to concurring with other's reasons ... Seasons greetings from the conveyancer general 

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    Saturday
    Dec192015

    Goody Two Shoes to the rescue

    NSW law bulletin ... The AG and the defenestrated Law Reform Commission ... Getting Alan Cameron to breathe life into a comatose commission ... Criminal trial disgrace in the Dizzo ... CCA cranky about underfunded trial courts ... Two-Shoes Upton throws $20 million at the problem  

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    Thursday
    Dec172015

    US rewrites the Geneva Conventions

    US Supreme Court's dreadful legacy ... Fifteenth anniversary of Bush v Gore - the decision that "changed everything" ... The environmental hazards of international "trade" agreements ... Guantánamo prisoner held for 13 years in a case of mistaken identity ... Roger Fitch, Our Man in Washington 

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    Monday
    Dec142015

    It's Christmas (Island)

    Maurice Blackburn wins the right to interview "entrusted people" with "protected information" for Christmas Island class action ... Chink opens in punitive Border Force secrecy provisions ... Jack Forrest to the rescue 

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    Monday
    Dec142015

    Hyperventilation and hostility

    ICAC ... Conflicts of interest ... Journalists as players and recipients of leaks ... Unsound assertions in Inspector Levine's unsatisfactory report on the Cunneen case ... It's important that commissioner Megan Latham not yield in the face of tribal attacks 

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    Thursday
    Dec102015

    Being perfect is bad

    It's depressing for law students ... Trying too hard to be perfect while feeling that work is pointless ... Where do we get off? ... Law students less inclined to share and help ... Too much competition ... Barely Legal gets the end-of-year blues 

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