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Changing the rules ... Citizens United has transformed the landscape of campaign finance in the USA ... How the US trashed its prisoner-of-war obligations and clung onto Guantanamo Bay ... Rupturing the Geneva Conventions ... Impunity for the Pentagon under loose standards ... Roger Fitch files from Washington ... Read more ... 



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The minimalist republic ... The white-out way to change the Constitution ... Replace "Governor General" with "President" 46 times ... Traps and pitfalls in re-running the quest for a titular and executive Australian head of state ... Lawyer Bruce Donald on the case ... Read more ... 

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    "The whole thing is a total attempt to annihiliate what they think is a very political conservative, when I was told I had a chance to be a Supreme Court judge." 

    NSW Deputy senior crown prosecutor Margaret Cunneen explaining why the Crime Commission provided tapes containing her conversations to ICAC. Australian Financial Review, February 5, 2016  ... READ MORE >>


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    Pressing issues ... Collapse of Street of Shame's chambers market ... LCA's mission statement for lawyers ... Chrissa Loukas overlooked for 60 Minutes ... Fairfax wipes Bantum of the Opera's costs ... Promotional franger ... What life was like in 1993 ... From Justinian's archive of stories ... Read more ... 


     

    Thursday
    Oct222015

    Idiosyncratic issues

    UPDATE ... NSW bar election bumf flies thick and fast ... Bruce McClintock claims Neutral ticket is breathtakingly hypocritical ... Michelle Painter slaps down knitting club critic ... Paul Menzies wants the return of civil juries ... Jeffrey Phillips insists his ticket is not right wing ... What to believe? 

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    Wednesday
    Oct212015

    The Roberts court and other mishaps

    Ten turbulent years of the Roberts court ... Gitmo travesties ... Failure of "black site" victims to get remedies ... Stealing votes ... Roger Fitch, Our Man in Washington, reports 

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    Monday
    Oct192015

    Fullness and frankness

    Barrister does a bit of work without a ticket ... Forgets just how many jobs were involved ... Tells pork pies to the bar council ... Disgraceful ... Judge claims that practising certificates "protect the public" ... Law graduate strikes Top End admission problem as a result of a copy and paste approach to assignments ... Unintentional plagiarising ... Forgets to be full and frank ... Kate Lilly reports 

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    Sunday
    Oct182015

    Promises, promises

    UPDATE ... Email meltdown ... NSW briefs besieged with election claims and counter claims ... Tickets advocating "stability" and "neutrality" ... Priceless bauble at stake ... Vote early, vote often ... Roll out the bunting 

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    Sunday
    Oct182015

    Marksmanship

    Assessing the true academic capacity of law students ... Consequences for professional employment ... Variations in methods of marking ... John Eldridge and Rebecca McEwen examine how best to achieve fairness and consistency 

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    Thursday
    Oct152015

    Remembering Andre Simon

    Gabriel Wendler on Andre Simon ... Founder of the Wine and Food Society ... Prolific author on grape related matters ... Champagne aficionado ... Expert witness in wine litigation ... One bottle left in his cellar at time of death 

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    Friday
    Sep252015

    Dear barrister - why don't you toss out the toffs at the top?

    NSW bar elections loom and Margaret Cunneen is out of the blocks early with a campaigning missive ... Letter to members attacking bar leaders ... Unheard of politicking ... Council disfunction ... Vote for ME, I share your distress ... Mother Margaret will look after you 

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    Friday
    Sep252015

    The Wolf of Phillip Street

    Drugs and lawyers ... Lawyers and drugs ... Getting busted while on the roll ... The stories that 'come up' at lunch ... Don't forget the CCTV cameras ... From our baby barrister blogger, Unrobed 

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    Thursday
    Sep242015

    Humans want their rights

    Queensland on high alert as human rights bandwagon starts to roll ... Eight year review of Vic's Charter of Rights calls for more teeth, less gum 

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