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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 ... 



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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 >>


    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 ... 


    For the latest developments in media law … www.glj.com.au 


    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 ... 


     

    Friday
    Jul152016

    The mystery of the silk fairy

    Mary Walker v NSW Bar Association ... NSW bar silk selection - where Franz Kafka meets Harold Pinter ... Debriefing conversations ... Protocol perils ... Popularity contests ... Bar council's struggle to get to grips with policy decisions  

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    Tuesday
    Jul122016

    Rebirthing OzCar

    Credit Suisse boss sues Melbourne University Press over the Godwin Grech chapter in Paddy Manning's biography of Malcolm Turnbull ... Unhappy memories of Malcolm's earlier attempt at leadership ... Love letters from Godwin ... Defamatorium 

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    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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