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It's an LGBTI sort of world ... National corruption commission and same sex marriage enter stage left ... Marriage plebiscite looking shaky ... Greens want a Bill of Rights and tighter gun controls ... Latest smear notes ... Read more ...  

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Attorney General Brandis asserts political influence over Solicitor General Justin Gleeson ... Government access to the Solicitor General to be controlled by AG ... More outsourcing of constitutional advise to the private bar ... Ideological agenda at play ... Read more ... 


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Murder into manslaughter, and maybe back again ... The Baden-Clay case in the High Court ... Artemus Jones claims that appeal courts have a history of handing out softer sentences to perpetrators of violence against women ... Populist outcry verses learned legal commentators ... Read more ... 



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    "National security has played almost no part in this campaign, even border security has been just an intermittent visitor to the campaign. So I guess if those really big issues aren't front and centre, less substantial stuff will be front and centre."

    Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott complaining that same sex marriage has been allowed to raise its head during the election campaign because not enough time has been devoted to national security. Sky News, June 29, 2016 ... READ MORE >>


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    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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    Tubby's in the firing line ... It's a wheeze on the High Court ... Japes fly thick and fast from droll judicial wags ... There were two in two days ... From Justinian's archive of transcribed morsels ... Read more ... 


     

    Saturday
    Jan312015

    Bauble bulletin

    Vic AG squibs making a firm decision on the future of queen's counsel ... Bar asked to consult and report ... What exciting new viewpoints will be uncovered? 

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    Thursday
    Jan292015

    There must be consequences

    What's the world come to "if we cannot trust a solicitor"? ... Williamstown lawyer gets a stretch in pokey after tickling mortgage funds ... CJ Earl Warren points to remorse, a hitherto blemish free existence and ongoing depression ... But at the end of the day over $600,000 is still missing ... Ama Somaratna reports  

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    Tuesday
    Jan272015

    The triumph of gross overcharging

    Failure of the system ... Legal Services Commissioner, Law Society and Supreme Court asleep at the wheel ... Professional standards adrift ... Public protection out in the cold 

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    Friday
    Jan232015

    The torture chronicles

    Splendid properties and the good life for the CIA's leading torturers ... Rectal rehydration deemed a normal medical procedure ... Feinstein report conveniently colour coded countries that hosted torture camps ... Blue, Black, Violet and Green ... Life at the Salt Pit ... Roger Fitch files from Washington  

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    Tuesday
    Jan202015

    Bar wants to protect the public from Roulstone 

    Former Keddies' partner Scott Roulstone hammering on the door of the NSW bar council for a ticket ... Bar says there are unresolved issues ... Decision pending in NSW Supremes  

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    Monday
    Jan192015

    News Desk special

    Angelic death notices from the bar ... Soapy slips on FOI changes ... Unusual interlocutory costs order for Chris Dale ... Judge ticks off Abbott in letters' page ... Knock About's festive salute to the coppers  

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    Friday
    Jan162015

    Satire still intact 

    The Aussie version of the Tea Party is out in force, again, on free speech and the need to defenestrate s.18C ... Fallout from Charlie Hebdo ... Freedom Boy must have forgotten the Bropho case, if he ever knew about it in the first place ... Procrustes says Bin Laden should have studied Renoir's The Luncheon of the Boating Party 

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    Tuesday
    Jan132015

    Gagging the lawyers

    Queensland's Newman government sails into the election with its ideological agenda intact ... Community legal centres to lose funding if they speak out on government policy ... Throttling the voice of the vulnerable ... Stephen Keim and Alex McKean comment 

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    Monday
    Jan122015

    Best of the worst

    2014's proudest moments for lawyers and the law ... The mesmerising performance of Bookshelves Brandis ... The inquisitorial system's manifold distractions ... Top End Lawn Order ... Defamatorium ... Ashby, Assange, Whitlam, ASIO, and more ... Theodora's wrap of the year  

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