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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 ... 


     

    Monday
    Apr062015

    Miss Goody Two-Shoes 

    Gabrielle Upton is the new attorney general for NSW ... A well-pressed and well-ordered product of the Brigidine nuns ... Backed by some big guns in the Liberal Party, her rise in politics has been swift ... Alex Mitchell traces her journey through corporate law, investment banking, New York, and ultimately to the frontbench of the bearpit 

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    Thursday
    Apr022015

    NT bar president in botched legal strategy

    NT Supreme Court hands down judgment in which the president of the NT bar association is accused of sanctioning false statements to a commission of inquiry ... Politics Darwin style ... Tactics backfire badly in an attempt to ignore political inquiry into former government ... Buffalo Bruce reports 

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    Tuesday
    Mar312015

    The Bluto files

    Fallout from Carmody CJ's missive to the Queensland legal trade ... Failure to nail the criticism ... Bar straddling a barbed wire fence 

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    Tuesday
    Mar312015

    Qld CJ leaps to his own defence

    Like Oliver Twist, the public wants more, please ... Stephen Keim SC and Alex McKean examine Tim Carmody's time allocated to exercising his judicial functions ... Then there are the tantalising unanswered questions caught-up in the Court of Disputed Returns 

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    Monday
    Mar302015

    Chief Justice of Qld - addressing the dilemma

    Criticism of senior judicial appointments in Queensland is not new, as Stephen Keim and Alex McKean remind us ... Serious allegations raised against the CJ, but few details ... Alan Wilson's concerns must be fully addressed 

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    Friday
    Mar272015

    Snakes and scum

    The Poet and the Beast ... Incendiary speech from well-respected retiring Queensland Supreme Court judge ... Banana Benders in a legal lather ... Chief Justice tried to meddle in appointment to Court of Disputed Returns while the government hung in the balance ... Former bar president accuses BAQ of failure to stand-up for the judges ... Where will it all end? 

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    Tuesday
    Mar242015

    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 ... Republican senators' undiplomatic activities ... Roger Fitch files from Washington 

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    Tuesday
    Mar242015

    Taxation torments

    Law student attempts to extort payment of outrageous "fantasy" invoice from client ... Privileged documents supplied to the ATO ... $30 million assessment set aside because of misuse of client privilege ... In Melbourne, VCAT suspends the suspension of a local solicitor who was 11 years behind with his tax stuff ... Emilie Lentz reports 

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    Sunday
    Mar222015

    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  

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