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Strugge Street ... Judge Sandy Street is belted around the field by the Full Federal Court in two important appeals that rejected his judicial method ... Judge called upon to slow down the rate of knocking-out migration and refugee cases at the first court date ... Federal Circuit Court swamped ... Read more ... 


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Have a safe trip ... Travel tyro trips off with ticket money ... Deregulation of travel agents ... Judging by the number of defaults, self-regulation may not be a good idea ... Red tape cutters busy at work ... Barry Lane on the case  ... Read more ... 


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Unreasonable suspicion ... The automation of denationalisation ... Victims of official "suspicion" include Cornelia Rauand Dr Muhamed Haneef ... Transferring a phrase from the criminal law to the Migration Act ... Procrustes cites Cicero ... Read more ...

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    Scott Morrison: I mean he has got his silks at the dry cleaners waiting to defend them when they come back and I think that really betrays the heart of Labor on many of these things. Mark Dreyfus wants a lawyers' picnic over these things and bringing these people back. 
    Ray Hadley: This is the problem minister. He can't forget he's a lawyer, he can't forget this, you see, and that's a dangerous thing - particularly if you've got a hand-wringing, left-leaning lawyer as your shadow attorney general. 
    Scott Morrison: I don't think it inspires confidence. 

    Scott Morrison discussing the government's citizenship laws on radio 2GB, June 22, 2015 ... READ MORE >>


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


    Justinian Featurettes

    Viticulture in Van Diemen's land ... Lawyers and the grape ... Guy Green and William Cox - Tasmania's vine growing chief justices, who managed not to produce any wine ... Gabriel Wendler reviews a painstaking history of Tasmanian wine ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Gibberish dopes the judges ... It takes submissions from a dope fiend to have Queensland judges wrapping themselves in extra layers of dignity and producing weighty reasoning about delirious abstractions ... From Justinian's archive, October 2008 ... Read more ... 


     

    Friday
    May012015

    Legendary litigator

    Barry Lane takes a look at the long and winding litigation career path of Melbourne solicitor Joseph Guss ... Has the courtroom crusader finally crashed and burned? 

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    Thursday
    Apr302015

    Being droned to death

    Show us the kill-list criteria ... New US attorney general needs to fix the FBI ... $4 million investment in judicial election paid off handsomely for litigant ... CIA whistleblower convicted ... Carrying a concealed gun is a "lifestyle" ... Fitch fails to snag a seat at crowded US Supremes same sex marriage hearing 

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    Thursday
    Apr302015

    Workplace law offers possible redress for immigration detainees

    Max Costello argues that OHS law could extend to immigration detention centres, schools and orphanages where children and others are abused ... Inquiries should explore the application of workplace law ... Legislation binds the Commonwealth 

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    Thursday
    Apr302015

    News from the Wardroom

    Former Adelaide footlights performer steps-up to new role as President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association ... Alex Ward also embedded in the history of the Australian Military Court ... Kevin Childs is on the case 

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    Tuesday
    Apr282015

    QE11 cauldron on the boil

    Application for Qld CJ to recuse himself for apprehended bias in Daniel Morecombe murder appeal ... Close association with Braveheart's campaigner ... "Administrative error" by CJ results in court of appeal being misled ... Carmody intercedes on behalf of a former client 

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    Tuesday
    Apr282015

    Public ownership does not debase standards: Grech

    Slater & Gordon's Andrew Grech responds to criticism by Theodora that his firm is a profit-driven factory, delivering industrialised law with the aim of maximising shareholder profits 

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    Friday
    Apr242015

    Lingering chest pains

    UPDATE: It's not as though NSW is short of shady wheeler-dealers ... Now the High Court has turned them into respectable captains of industry ... The reversal in fortunes may be short-lived ... Inspector Dave bursts a valve ... Cunneen Defence League on massive recruitment drive ... Inconsistencies aplenty 

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    Tuesday
    Apr212015

    Solicitors caught in costs storm 

    Supremes in Victoria and NSW make costs orders against solicitors for their misconduct in litigation ... Costly time for Joseph Guss and Shane Neagle ... "My Dad's a solicitor and he always wins" ... Watershed moments ... Inappropriate and scandalous material ... False allegations ... Referral to the Law Society ... Emilie Lentz reports 

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    Monday
    Apr202015

    Roll call

    Canberra man with alcohol struggle admitted to the jam roll with conditions attached ... Concern that delay in his admission would adversely affect him financially ... Justice Betty King lets fly at Victorian authorities for dragging the chain in the case of a Ponzi fraudster ... Victims left in the cold ... Emilie Lentz reports 

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