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Out and Proud ... Four marriage equality cases go to the US Supremes ... Is there a constitutional right to gerrymander? ... Secretive lawyer society behind moves to bring down Affordable Care Act ... Shock finding - lawyers more liberal than most, but judges are more conservative ... Our Man in Washington ... Read more ... 


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The slow death of campus based law degrees ... Barely Legal is on his high horse about the introduction of online Juris Doctor degrees ... Part of Pyne-O-Clean's rationalist cost-cutting agenda for universities ... Never mind the quality, feel the bulk ... Read more ...

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    "It would be more accurate to say, however, that if there is any circularity in the majority's reasoning [NSW Court of Appeal], it is constituted of assuming the purpose of the Act and then reasoning, as if syllogistically, that, because a meaning of 'adversely affect' limited to an adverse effect on probity is more consonant with the assumed purpose of the Act, that meaning should be preferred."   

    From the majority's reasons in ICAC v Cunneen, High Court of Australia, April 15, 2015 ... READ MORE >>


    Justinian Featurettes

    Judge unimpressed with impressive looking advocate ... Someone called "Lord Chief Justice Thompson" said that Lord Harley could wear ribbons on his barrister's gown ... Except, there is no Lord Chief Justice Thompson and Lord Harley is not a barrister ... The transcript has emerged in the "Harry Potter" case ... Eccentricities galore ... Read more ... 


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    Justinian's archive

    The rank n' file are revolting ... Unspecified grumbling about president Anna Katzmann at the NSW bar 'n' grill saw the emergence of a "reform" agenda for the bar's 2008 AGM ... Also, stronger safeguards against customers who complain about barristers' performance ... Change unlikely ... From Justinian's archive, November 3, 2008 ... Read more ... 


     

    Tuesday
    Oct162012

    Home on the free range

    How free is free range? ... Not very at all ... Egg industry body seeking ACCC approval to use "free range" label for farmers keeping 140,000 chooks to the hectare ... Action against false "free to roam" claims ... Trade Mark ... "Elysian Fields" embraces cooped and crushed ... Stephen Keim and Jordan Sosnowski report 

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    Tuesday
    Oct162012

    Drowning, not waving

    Cases piling up against Voyager victims' lawyer ... Aged mariners hope the funds are not entirely exhausted ... Solicitor parries for more delay 

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    Friday
    Oct122012

    Fee, fi, fo, fight 

    Sydney silk in fees stoush with Brisbane law shop ... Court of Appeal refuses to strike out solicitors' defence and cross-claim ... Allegation of overcharging ... Ballooning estimates 

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    Wednesday
    Oct102012

    Keddies update

    It's foggy in Barakat-Land ... Is that a Le Wrap? ... Settlement likely with Mrs K ... Hiding assets in clumsy deceits on creditors is something up with which the Law Society should not put 

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    Tuesday
    Oct092012

    The Smallbone principle

    It's silk time of year and Junior Junior is ticked pink to see so many of the female persuasion getting red bags ... Overtones of the Miss Universe pageant 

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    Friday
    Oct052012

    Goodbye Gummow

    Quaint ceremony to say farewell to Bill (The Barometer) Gummow … Slight interruption to the special leave applications … Hutley you're now number three in the list 

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    Friday
    Oct052012

    The Jones boy

    Observations on Alan Jones ... Artemus Jones (no relation) on the shoddy quality of public discourse ... Blame social media, where everyone is a publisher and can let fly with half-baked comments ... Free speech quandry 

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    Thursday
    Oct042012

    Opinions from counsel

    Dorothy's helpful tips to barristers on how not to write ridiculous opinions ... Avoid expressions from 1873 ... Be clear about saying "it's not clear" ... Use less paper ... Better quality wishy-washy 

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    Wednesday
    Oct032012

    Epic injustice for child soldier

    After 10 years at Guantánamo Omar Khadr is transferred to prison in Canada ... Convicted of a war crime for lawful actions against an opposing uniformed soldier in a war ... Perversion of the law of war ... Roger Fitch reports from Washington 

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