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    "The whole thing is a total attempt to annihiliate what they think is a very political conservative, when I was told I had a chance to be a Supreme Court judge." 

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    Friday
    Dec042015

    Prison - the new normal

    Law Council's Indigenous imprisonment symposium ... Cutting the incarceration rate ... Growing concern amid the political inaction ... Suggestions, policies, strategies ... Where to start? ... From Kate Lilly at Conferenceville 

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    Tuesday
    Dec012015

    Chinese whispers

    Former Keddies man successfully fends off claims he breached court order to keep away from a former client ... Overcharging ... Whether Scott Roulstone had "communicated" with the client by addressing a cheque to him ... Candour and honesty ... Bar ordered to issue a trading ticket ... Some unexplained issues linger 

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    Monday
    Nov302015

    Emu roadkill in Austria

    Britain and the EU ... In or Out ... Conferenceville in Europe ... Hot-tubbing ... Hybrid nature of international arbitration ... No schnitzel for Leverhulme in Austria ... Germans preoccupied by Syrian refugees ... Hold the roast goose ... London Calling 

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    Friday
    Nov272015

    Made in the USA

    The Americans couldn't believe their luck in drawing Andrew Robb as Australia's TPP negotiator ... New war crimes swing into action ... The problem with Syrian refugees ... Judicial rewards for lawyers who dream-up dodgy advice on drones and torture ... From Roger Fitch, Our Man in Washington 

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    Friday
    Nov202015

    Recusal news

    A decade's worth of recusals ... Judges are taken, or take themselves, off cases where the appearance of conflicts looms too large ... Bias survey in the wake of the unsuccessful disqualification application in Dyson Heydon's case ... From Emily Meller 

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    Friday
    Nov202015

    God save the queen

    Remembrance Day 1975 ... Why didn't Gough go straight to the High Court, instead of eating a steak? ... Big field for Law Council of Australia council elections ... Trouble locating a permanent CEO for the LCA ... Soapy freezes out the Australian Law Reform Commission 

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    Wednesday
    Nov182015

    Tragic comic

    More revelations about Forbes Chambers' leading self-promoter ... Call for help to prepare newspaper article ... Promise of money and taxi fare ... Young woman disappointed to receive signed copy of autobiography ... Facebook furore 

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    Wednesday
    Nov182015

    Lawyers rule

    The Rule of Law Institute ... Transparency missing in action ... Involvement with shadowy corporate lobbyist ... The Family Office Institute ... Synchronicity of clients' business interests with agenda of the Rule of Law Institute 

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    Friday
    Nov132015

    Noel Hutley

    Freshly elected president of the NSW bar is on the couch ... Steeped in the law ... Barrister to his bootstraps ... Reading, films, music, food, regrets and refrigeration all covered ... Have we spelled his name correctly? 

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