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Dire consequences ... The fallout from the Supreme Court's "money talks" theory of participatory democracy ... US Supremes give green light to states' marriage equality laws ... Prosecuting a non-war crime with no connection to the US ... Senate report on CIA torture soon to be buried ...  Roger Fitch reports from Washington ... Read more ... 


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Brisbane barrister Kylie Hillard argues that the lack of female judicial appointments in Queensland is damaging confidence in the courts ... Disappearing women ... Warnings from Michael McHugh ignored ... Overwhelmingly white and male gives rise to perceptions of injustice ... Read more ...

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    "I don't think we will ever have a Bill of Rights in Australia and I hope we never do. There are three things that keep Australia democratic: a vigorous parliamentary system; a free and sceptical press; and an incorruptible judiciary that administers laws in a fair and effective manner."  

    Former Prime Minister John Winston Howard, Law Society of NSW Journal, November 2014 ... READ MORE >>


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    Justinian Featurettes

    On the Couch... Former tax lawyer Dan Young rides the wave of the inner-city bicycle boom ... We've lured Dan off the saddle and onto Justinian's couch to learn about the the transition from law to the art of bicycle mechanics ... Read on ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Angela Liati, the "solitary crusader" caught up in the Marcus Einfeld case ... The cat loving, Boston Legal watcher has some strong views about what needs to be changed about Australia and the legal system ... She was on Justinian's couch in November 2008 ... A tiny treasure from our archive ... Read more ... 


     

    Wednesday
    Aug272014

    Madge Maley: waiting for the other shoe to drop 

    Darwin seething with suggestions as to why Peter Maley quit the bench ... Stout defence of the compromised magistrate by the CLP government came to nothing ... More to come ... Reptiles pose a list of questions to the stricken beak 

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    Tuesday
    Aug262014

    QC or bust

    NSW ginger group seeks to prise open the QC treasure chest ... Leagues Clubbers in cry for full plumage ... Rise of the one percent 

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    Friday
    Aug222014

    Don't Hazzard a guess on Queen's bauble for NSW bar

    Rotten clients ... Pulp mill ... Brown stuff ... Fresh rallying call for NSW to appoint QCs 

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    Wednesday
    Aug202014

    Aye - Proccy does the Isles

    Procrustes in sleeting Scotland ... Picking up the vibe of Tony Abbott's contribution to the Scottish independence debate ... In England, our very own Geoffrey Roberson weighs into the police raid on Cliff Richard's Berkshire digs 

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    Wednesday
    Aug202014

    Migration agent scandal

    Barry Lane's memo to Hon. Scott Morrison ... Obsessed about backdoor boats, the minister has neglected the shonks at his front door ... Being dishonest is no disqualification for being a migration agent 

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    Friday
    Aug152014

    The sound of one man bowing

    Solo bows ceremony grips Molonglo Supremes ... Press releases flowing from the QE11 Cauldron ... Slater & Gordon minting it as acquisitions pile up 

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    Friday
    Aug152014

    Torture news

    Contraception insurance and the theocratic consequences of Hobby Lobby ... CIA tortured find justice in Europe ... Guantánamo judge resigns as DC Court throws a spanner in the works of the Military Commissions ... From Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch 

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    Tuesday
    Aug122014

    Too much speech 

    The Human Rights Commission's symposium on free speech, under the baton of Freedom Boy ... Originally designed to reboot the s.18C reforms, the show lost its sizzle because Soapy Brandis' didn't ... Many still clinging to the hope that one day we'll get a Bigots' Bill ... Mark Dreyfus rather spoils Timbo's parade ... Kate Lilly was there at ringside 

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    Monday
    Aug112014

    NT AG rejects bar's call for inquiry into political magistrate

    Can a judicial officer be involved in party politics? ... Yes, of course, but only in the Northern Territory where the usual proprieties are in a state of suspension ... Country Liberal Party beak kept-up political connections and activity while on the bench ... So what, says the AG - friend and ally of the Madge  

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