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Rolling out the big guns ... University professors fight Texas gun laws in court ... The importance of this election to SCOTUS ... Remembering Zbigniew Brzezinski's advice for the US to act "unpredictably and in anger" ... The Republican FBI chief's Trumping of Hillary Clinton ... From Roger Fitch - Our Man in Washington ... Read more ... 



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How Rupert Murdoch went bad ... According to Evan Whitton, Rupert Murdoch went bad 56 years ago, and stayed bad ... Always with an eye on the main chance for number one ... The Rupert Max Stuart affair ... The role of Sol Chandler ... Playing tootsies with Gorton and Whitlam ... Hacking and Milly Dowler ... Wilful blindness ... Read more ... 

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    "Well Mr Giles's contribution to this process has been exemplary."

    Attorney General George Brandis, on the role of the Chief Minister of the Northern Terrirory is establishing the Royal Commission into abuse of children in detention. Adam Giles had told the NT parliament in 2010: "If I were prisons minister, I would build a big concrete hole and put all the bad criminals in there ... I might break every UN convention on the rights of the prisoner, but 'get in the hole'." ABC radio, July 29, 2016... READ MORE >>


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    Justinian Featurettes

    Ian Hancock is the biographer of Tom Hughes QC, a hero of the Sydney bar ... He has submitted to Justinian's probing, intimate questions on the eve of the book's publication ... Biographing a biographer ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Judge bounches lawyer tax scheme fight ... What life was like when Andrew Rogers ruled the NSW Supreme Court's commercial division ... Tax avoidance schemes given short shrift ... Kirby P preferred a more kindly approach to tax schemers ... Rogers displays his iron fist in a titanium glove ... From Justinian, July 1992 ... Read more ... 


     

    Friday
    Jul082016

    The vote that doesn't count

    Same sex marriage plebiscite far from a sure thing ... Brandis' proposal for compulsory voting hits a constitutional impediment ... Parliamentary vote the only way to resolve the issue 

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    Friday
    Jul082016

    The Pauper v The Prince

    Screwball High Court judge in England threatens barristers over silk appointments following critical letter in The Times ... Court of Appeal says judge's conduct is "shocking ... disgraceful ... deplorable" ... Pannick stations 

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    Thursday
    Jul072016

    The constitutionality of unrepresentative swill

    One Nation's senators-elect and their brushes with the law ... Queensland Court of Appeal avoided getting too close to the facts in the Hanson fraud case ... One Nation candidate from WA up before the court for car theft ... Ineligibility and the Constitution  

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    Wednesday
    Jul062016

    Wolf Watch

    Big changes in Waterstreet World ... Helping women barristers hits an ideological wall ... Soapy expected to stay on his soapbox 

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    Friday
    Jul012016

    "United" Kingdom's amazing scenes

    London Calling ... British politics goes wobbly post-Brexit vote ... Contenders line-up for Tory leadership ... Who are they? ... Boris bonked out of the field ... Labour in chaos ... Leverhulme explains 

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    Thursday
    Jun302016

    Term's up for the US Supremes

    US Supremes scraping along one judge down ... Clarence Thomas distinguishes himself ... The failed Guantánamo experiment ... Detainees banned from reading senate's Feinstein report ... FOI and the release of CIA torture documents ... Obama adopts slabs of Bush law ... Lawyer donors snub Trump ... From Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch 

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    Thursday
    Jun302016

    Keeping an eye on a future attorney general

    State politics ... Ambitious law and order barrister and MP making waves on the backbench ... Frontbench beckons ... The story of the missing fee agreement  

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    Friday
    Jun242016

    Bill me, thrill me

    Another chapter in the colourful life and times of Sydney solicitor Leigh Johnson ... NSWCA knocks out her fees of $2 million plus ... Working for more than 24 hours a day ... Australian Institute of Music ... A "most unusual" bill of costs ... Estoppel, with "extremely unusual" facts ... Hannah Ryan reports 

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    Friday
    Jun242016

    A monstrous monstrosity

    Deliriums on the Derwent ... Fear and loathing at the Taswegian bar n' grill ... Terrifying missives ... Unauthorised threats ... Dealing with a "hive of Sydney insects" ... The Map all shook-up 

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