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ICAC's devastating report on financial rorts with the NSW and Federal Liberal Party. Prosecutions recommended against former ministers, including Chris Hartcher who tried to have counsel assisting Geoffrey Watson punished by the bar assosiction. Read more ... 

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Book Week ... The latest fiction from Ian Callinan ... The latest facts on Timbo Carmody ... The Belvedere Woman - a tragic story about snobs in Brisneyland ... Three academics tear the thin silk from Tim Carmody's alabaster shoulder in a bodice ripper about his tortured tenure as chief justice ... Read more ... 

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Free speech heroes ... Section 18C wheeled out for one more trot around the track ... "Call me short, call me fat, call me a Queenslander" ... The lunar corner of the senate chamber says offence is always taken, not given ... Not racist, just haters ... Free speech zealots and consequences for offshore "processing" ... Procrustes lets fly ... Read more ... 


No Fee - No win ... Junior Junior's phone hasn't rung for weeks ... Cultivating the appearance of busyness ... Smoke and mirrors ... Fake briefs ... Knowledge of cheese ... The critical importance of the correct sized folder ... Read more ... 

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    "It is the role of the Australian Human Rights Commission to promote tolerance, not to encourage a culture of grievance." 

    Attorney General Senator George Brandis, responding to Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane's suggestion that the AHRC is available to consider complaints by Aboriginal Australians about an offensive cartoon by Bill Leak. August 12, 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

    Where has the dignity gone? ... Advertising for judges and the dignity of the bench ... Magistrates' status on the up-and-up ... Federal Court's Melbourne marketing blitz ... Privilege tussle over Sydney bar's Stephen Archer documents ... Grief sweeps VicBar over Faris' resignation ... From Justinian's archive, October 2007 ... Read more ... 



    Letter to a judge

    Juror tantrum ...  WA Court of Appeal upholds itself ... High Court in unchartered territory ... Jurors cross-examined ... Claim of coercion seen in a new light ... Examination of jury deliberations by appeal judges ... Foreman claims he was physically threatened ... Meltdown in the jury room ... Sand Groper reports 

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    Welcome to the 2016 silk season

    NSW Bar ... 101 applicants for silk in 2016 ... As many as 12 are women ... Full list for inspection ... Scoop ... Scoop ... Scoop ... Ginger Snatch reports 

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    The life, loves, triumphs and disappointments of Tom Hughes 

    Choice cuts from Ian Hancock's biography of Tom Hughes, A Cab on the Rank ... A painful move from 11 Selborne ... Skyrocketing fees ... Great cases ... Lionel Murphy - "not an easy client" ... Diary observations of judges, barristers and bar etiquette  

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    High Court's 12 point plan

    Fonting and spacing special leave submissions ... Bar refers itself to the Bureau de Spank ... McClintock SC opposes Inspector Dave's scheme to defenestrate ICAC ... Barristers Chambers Limited - a great consumer experience ... Former Tas solicitor general Sealy knows a thing or two 

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    Life with Hormones

    Sentencing Harriet Wran ... Media discount ... Opportunities for the press to influence custodial outcomes ... Justice Ian Harrison's scrapes with the media ... Sentencing parity and the disadvantaged  

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    Judicial productivity report

    How supreme are NSW Supreme Court judges? ... Justinian's judicial productivity calculations ... Volume of judgments per judge for the last 31 months ... Guess who's top of the tally, and who's bottom 

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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 

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    Raked off

    Rake is only a fraction of the truth ... Other contenders for the Cleaver Greene role ... Redrawing the Sykes-Picot lines ... Renoir captures Western happiness at its best ... The High Court - shifty when it comes to protecting minorities ... Robert Jackson J and the purpose of a Bill of Rights ... Procrustes roams far and wide 

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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 

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