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Reasonable suspicion ... Citizenship stripping ... Heavy-handed officialdom ... Wooly notions of "reasonable suspicion" ... Procrustes shows how it has worked in practice ... The immigration official who was "very thorough with non-whites" ... Read more ... 


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Surviving swotvac ... Barely Legal is cramming three big exams into one weekend ... It's more sweat than vac ... Amoebas swimming downstream ... Hazing mandated by the legal profession ... Read more ...

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    Scott Morrison: I mean he has got his silks at the dry cleaners waiting to defend them when they come back and I think that really betrays the heart of Labor on many of these things. Mark Dreyfus wants a lawyers' picnic over these things and bringing these people back. 
    Ray Hadley: This is the problem minister. He can't forget he's a lawyer, he can't forget this, you see, and that's a dangerous thing - particularly if you've got a hand-wringing, left-leaning lawyer as your shadow attorney general. 
    Scott Morrison: I don't think it inspires confidence. 

    Scott Morrison discussing the government's citizenship laws on radio 2GB, June 22, 2015 ... READ MORE >>


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    Justinian Featurettes

    Viticulture in Van Diemen's land ... Lawyers and the grape ... Guy Green and William Cox - Tasmania's vine growing chief justices, who managed not to produce any wine ... Gabriel Wendler reviews a painstaking history of Tasmanian wine ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Gibberish dopes the judges ... It takes submissions from a dope fiend to have Queensland judges wrapping themselves in extra layers of dignity and producing weighty reasoning about delirious abstractions ... From Justinian's archive, October 2008 ... Read more ... 


     

     

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    Wednesday
    Apr152015

    Hard work is its own dividend 

    DPP in search of a "dynamic and realistic" direction ... Rude signage upset crowns ... Morgan Ryan sues over He Who Must Be Obeid ... The "Little Mate", aged 95, wants an expedited hearing  

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    Wednesday
    Apr152015

    Out of character 

    The NSW bar has complained about attacks on character referees for a convicted rapist ... Minister condemns references as "appalling" ... A rerun of the Patrick Power case ... Contempt ... Sticking-up for the offender versus sticking-up for the victim 

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    Monday
    Apr132015

    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 

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    Saturday
    Apr112015

    Adelaide courts strangled by stardust 

    Desperately needed new court complex for Adelaide scrapped in favour of bread and circuses ... PPP for justice not delivering value for money ... Judges and lawyers labour in Dickensian shame 

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    Thursday
    Apr092015

    The mystery of the "missing" briefcase 

    Attorney General's Department now says Chris Moraitis briefcase has not been lost ... Where are the notes about the Triggs job offer? ... FOI request for details turned down, with the department saying it is too busy with pressing duties 

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    Monday
    Apr062015

    Miss Goody Two-Shoes 

    Gabrielle Upton is the new attorney general for NSW ... A well-pressed and well-ordered product of the Brigidine nuns ... Backed by some big guns in the Liberal Party, her rise in politics has been swift ... Alex Mitchell traces her journey through corporate law, investment banking, New York, and ultimately to the frontbench of the bearpit 

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    Thursday
    Apr022015

    NT bar president in botched legal strategy

    NT Supreme Court hands down judgment in which the president of the NT bar association is accused of sanctioning false statements to a commission of inquiry ... Politics Darwin style ... Tactics backfire badly in an attempt to ignore political inquiry into former government ... Buffalo Bruce reports 

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    Tuesday
    Mar312015

    The Bluto files

    Fallout from Carmody CJ's missive to the Queensland legal trade ... Failure to nail the criticism ... Bar straddling a barbed wire fence 

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    Tuesday
    Mar312015

    Qld CJ leaps to his own defence

    Like Oliver Twist, the public wants more, please ... Stephen Keim SC and Alex McKean examine Tim Carmody's time allocated to exercising his judicial functions ... Then there are the tantalising unanswered questions caught-up in the Court of Disputed Returns 

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