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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 ... 


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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    "I believed that the decision to go into Iraq was justified at the time and I don't resile from that because I thought it was the right decision."

    Former prime minister John Howard, speaking after the findings of the Chilcot report. July 7, 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

    Judicial spin ... Vic CJ Marilyn Warren told a room of journalists that "judges don’t spin" ... Oh yes they do … Some of them not very cleverly … What Marilyn needs is proper spin training from Spiggsie Spigelman … Tulkinghorn investigates ... Read more ... 



    Freedom Boy lands in Canberra


    Murder into manslaughter, and maybe back again 

    The Baden-Clay case in the High Court ... Artemus Jones claims that appeal courts have a history of handing out softer sentences to perpetrators of violence against women ... Populist outcry verses learned legal commentators 

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    Remain or Leave

    David Cameron looking vulnerable ... European referendum a big miscalculation ... It didn't have to be like this ... There'll be a lot of sorting out if Britain leaves ... Hillary Clinton and Christopher Hitchens on the murder of Jo Cox ... Leverhulme's London Calling 

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    A place in the community

    Barely Legal samples the delights of both community law and Big Law ... The canapés are better at Big Law ... Scuffed brown shoes confirm his place in the hierarchy ... Blog post 

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    Brandis neuters the Solicitor General

    Attorney General Brandis asserts political influence over Solicitor General Justin Gleeson ... Government access to the Solicitor General to be controlled by AG ... More outsourcing of constitutional advise to the private bar ... Ideological agenda at play 

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    The waiver that never was

    Lawrie v Lawler ... Case that has riven the Top End legal community ... Foreign judges brought in for appeal that basically clears the former president of the NT bar of misconduct findings ... Commission of inquiry set up by political opponents of former minister ... Full examination of the judgment from Hannah Ryan 

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    Tales from a small triangular island

    The Murray Scheme ... Trust account interest for unemployed lawyers ... Cocktails on the pier ... Judge's gastronomic experiences in Manchester ... Notes from The Map 

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    Ian Hancock

    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  

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    Treats from the Top End

    Wyvill gets a breather from NT appeal court ... Grant Samuel rejigs Slater & Gordon ... Barrister suggests that if his client had more money someone else would have been briefed ... Bluto Watch 

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    Wagnerian opera goes centre stage in Brisneyland

    Big defamation action grips Banana-Benders ... Concrete Kings v Mouth from the South ... Big Al Jones doubles down ... Taxpayers pick up the tab for Can Do's and Jiving Jarrod's apology-free zone 

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