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    Friday
    Feb122016

    The geese that cooked themselves

    Cunneen's line about the "fake" chest pains unravelling fast ... Slices of phone intercepts leaked to the media contradict NSW senior crown prosecutor ... Attempt to delay Sophia Tilley's blood test after car accident ... Desperate calls to block the release of the tapes ... Levine's report and News Corp campaign looking dreadfully unwell ... The story that keeps on giving 

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    Friday
    Feb122016

    Migratory thoughts

    While the High Court was tangling with M68's case, JD student Barely Legal was hearing submissions from fellow undergrads on the inner meaning of the Migration Act ... Justice v Law ... Purposive v Literal ... Denning v French ... Politics and law 

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    Monday
    Feb082016

    To market, to market, to buy a fat pig

    The sharemarket fizzle of Slater & Gordon and Shine ... Finding a better ambulance to chase ... What went wrong and why was it allowed to happen? ... Geoffrey Nettle the latest to express concern with the listed law firm model 

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    Tuesday
    Feb022016

    The minimalist republic 

    The Republic ... The white-out way to change the Constitution ... Replace "Governor General" with "President" 46 times ... The importance of sticking with the Westminister system, not the Presidential model ... Traps and pitfalls in re-running the quest for a titular and executive Australian head of state ... Lawyer Bruce Donald on the case 

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    Tuesday
    Feb022016

    Statistical justice

    Productivity Commission crunches the numbers on the efficiency of Australian courts ... Clearance rates ... Number of judges required to finalise cases ... Cost per finalisation ... Court fees ... State, Territory and Commonwealth Courts ... Chris Orchard sorts the stats 

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    Monday
    Feb012016

    Nettle's Best - a stout performer

    Yarraside judge's wedding toasted in dark beverage reserved "for mature gentlemen" ... Controversy over CJ's bill leads to defections from the International Tribunal for Natural Justice ... NSW's QC campaign dead as a dodo ... Latest performance indicators for courts from the Productivity Commission 

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    Saturday
    Jan302016

    Jane Sanders

    From poolside in Penang Jane Sanders pays tribute to her hairdresser ... The principal solicitor at Sydney's Shopfront youth legal centre climbs onto the couch to talk about her regrets and triumphs 

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    Friday
    Jan292016

    Movements at The Map

    Disco Dave quits the Supremes so as to get more time on the dance floor ... Local bookie gives odds for the field of possible replacements ... Top family law man spanked by the bureau for muddling his dates ... The Map of Tasmania 

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    Wednesday
    Jan272016

    Synchronicity

    Duplication of judicial handiwork by the same judge in a separate judgment - without citation or acknowledgement ... Trouble if a student did it ... Judges are free to "phone it in" ... Ginger Snatch reports 

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