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Dire consequences ... The fallout from the Supreme Court's "money talks" theory of participatory democracy ... US Supremes give green light to states' marriage equality laws ... Prosecuting a non-war crime with no connection to the US ... Senate report on CIA torture soon to be buried ...  Roger Fitch reports from Washington ... Read more ... 


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Brisbane barrister Kylie Hillard argues that the lack of female judicial appointments in Queensland is damaging confidence in the courts ... Disappearing women ... Warnings from Michael McHugh ignored ... Overwhelmingly white and male gives rise to perceptions of injustice ... Read more ...

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    "I don't think we will ever have a Bill of Rights in Australia and I hope we never do. There are three things that keep Australia democratic: a vigorous parliamentary system; a free and sceptical press; and an incorruptible judiciary that administers laws in a fair and effective manner."  

    Former Prime Minister John Winston Howard, Law Society of NSW Journal, November 2014 ... READ MORE >>


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    Justinian Featurettes

    On the Couch... Former tax lawyer Dan Young rides the wave of the inner-city bicycle boom ... We've lured Dan off the saddle and onto Justinian's couch to learn about the the transition from law to the art of bicycle mechanics ... Read on ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Angela Liati, the "solitary crusader" caught up in the Marcus Einfeld case ... The cat loving, Boston Legal watcher has some strong views about what needs to be changed about Australia and the legal system ... She was on Justinian's couch in November 2008 ... A tiny treasure from our archive ... Read more ... 


     

    Monday
    Sep152014

    A matter of principle

    The debate about the appointment of Qld CJ Tim Carmody ... Appointing a lesser candidate raises the concern that the choice was all about political favours ... Judicial independence skewered ... Unseemly spectacle ... Lapdog antics from local newspaper ... Stephen Keim and Alex McKean examine the debating tricks and bald assertions 

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    Saturday
    Sep132014

    Courtside notebook

    The days when graduates could go straight to the bar are over ... WA CJ says Perth law firm would not prefer its own interests in liquidation dispute ... Wayne's law ... Kate Lilly courtside 

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    Friday
    Sep122014

    Procrustes sidles-up to the Slovenes

    Travel News ... Procrustes visits Ljubljana and gives praise to the brave Slovenes ... Then to Siena and murals representing the effects of good government on the city and countryside ... Medieval message about justice 

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    Friday
    Sep122014

    Vic's Lawn Order agenda

    Victoria in election mode as government seeks to shift sentencing away from the judges ... NSW's mandatory sentencing plans remain in parliamentary deadlock ... Sex offenders registration unworkable ... Liberty Victoria on the case ... Kevin Childs reports 

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    Tuesday
    Sep092014

    Heart of the bar

    News from the Street of Shame ... Deutschland marshalling forces ... The Sevens rub tummies ... Eating and talking ... Interviews with Queens' Counsel ... Advocacy skills require being in many courts at once 

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    Sunday
    Sep072014

    Snakes alive

    Carmody fallout ... QC time at the Cauldron ... Politburo member disappears ... Maley fallout ... NT gets inquiry into appointment of judges and magistrates ... Pro bono advice under attack 

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    Tuesday
    Sep022014

    Security law overreach

    The powers sought by ASIO are scary to contemplate ... Civil liberties people suggest ways to trim down the open slather ... Computer network surveillance ...Special Intelligence Operations ... Unauthorised disclosures ... Kevin Childs surveys the latest news from the secret state 

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    Monday
    Sep012014

    Bucket of ice water for Victorian solicitors

    New LIV CEO hired to breathe fresh life into the solicitors' club ... Reform challenges in the face of unprecedented change ... Kevin Childs meets Nerida Wallace, and she's the one with all the questions 

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    Thursday
    Aug282014

    Silk queue

    Applicants for Senior Counsel in New South Wales ... 102 put their hands up in a bleak market ... Repeat contenders aplenty ... The list in full 

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