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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 ... 



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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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    "Well Mr Giles's contribution to this process has been exemplary."

    Attorney General George Brandis, on the role of the Chief Minister of the Northern Terrirory is establishing the Royal Commission into abuse of children in detention. Adam Giles had told the NT parliament in 2010: "If I were prisons minister, I would build a big concrete hole and put all the bad criminals in there ... I might break every UN convention on the rights of the prisoner, but 'get in the hole'." ABC radio, July 29, 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 ... 


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    Justinian's archive

    Judge bounches lawyer tax scheme fight ... What life was like when Andrew Rogers ruled the NSW Supreme Court's commercial division ... Tax avoidance schemes given short shrift ... Kirby P preferred a more kindly approach to tax schemers ... Rogers displays his iron fist in a titanium glove ... From Justinian, July 1992 ... Read more ... 


     

    Thursday
    Jun022016

    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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    Saturday
    May282016

    All stand

    Special law to enforce respect for judges ... Legislative loopiness ... Closing the gap between contempt and disrespect 

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    Thursday
    May262016

    Stick it up your briefs

    Queensland bar council says national equitable briefing policy is potentially "divisive" ... BAQ won't play along with Law Council's plans to improve the lot of women barristers ... Qld. is different, says bar prez, Christopher Hughes ... Lofty correspondence 

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    Thursday
    May262016

    Wiggy conniptions

    Dewigging transcript ... An uplifting piece of transcript from May 24 is doing the rounds of Vic's Bar n' Grill ... Justice Kevin Bell gets serious about wigs' policy ... Turning up wearing a wig is an insult to Earl Warren CJ ... Briefs grovel and remove their hairpieces ... Wig protocol a matter of law ... Judge expresses his profound disappointment 

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    Friday
    May202016

    Yarraside's fragrant delights

    Marketing breakthrough as barrister appears on the side of trams ... Reptiles of the media warned not to connect coke sniffing associate with Federal Court judges ... Hands up for deputy NSW DPP ... Gilbert + Tobin spruces its image but keeps the plus ... Industrial action - how the Poms campaigned effectively against Cameron government's legal aid cuts 

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    Friday
    May202016

    Fairfax courtroom dramas - a loss, a win

    Defamation and sources ... Nick Di Girolamo, Sydney lawyer, Liberal party operator and Obeid frontman withdraws from defamation trial against The Sydney Morning Herald ... Court of Appeal orders up journalists' sources in blow against investigative journalism 

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    Thursday
    May192016

    High Court muddles the advocates' immunity

    Advocates' immunity survives on High Court's flawed reasoning ... "Finality" not a compelling proposition - particularly when the court allows negligence claims against lawyers in some litigation-related circumstances ... Artemus Jones despairs 

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    Wednesday
    May182016

    That's not funny

    Appearing before the gods of the bench ... Dire warning about flippancy in court ... Correctly reading the judicial temperament ... Traps for young players ... Junior Junior on adjournment techniques 

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    Wednesday
    May182016

    Wills and spills

    Where there's a will the High Court will find a way ... Solicitor has no duty to protect beneficiary against estate-depleting relatives ... Hannah Ryan court-side ... News from The Map 

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