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Year in review: triumphs and tribulations ... Holiday reading ... 2016 in many respects was a dispiriting year ... The cruel machinery of the criminal law caught up with a few notorious suspects ... Clumsy politics from the Commonwealth attorney general ... Sir John Kerr's tax dodge ... Synchronicity at the Federal Court ... Future for Brandis? ... Death at Runaway Bay ... Read more ... 

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    "I have made it a principle all my life never to ask for anything from any prime minister." 

    Rupert Murdoch in a letter to The Guardian, December 20, 2016. It was promptly contradicted by information from former prime ministers John Major and Tony Blair ... READ MORE >>


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    Justinian Featurettes

    Report card on judicial performance ... Highs and lows of the judicial year ... Remembering Lionel Murphy, Tim Carmody and others ... Awe inspiring dirty linen ... Wig chaos in Victoria ... "Butt" squeezer Clarence Thomas at it again ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Seven good reasons why Spigs is not the highest CJ ... Robert French CJ is being farewelled throughout the land ... Here, from Justinian's archive, we remember his appointment ... July 2008 ... How did Spigs manage to run second? ... Read more ... 


     

     

    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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