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    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 ... 


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    Entirely a matter for you ... "You are now to retire, as indeed should I, carefully to consider your verdict of Not Guilty." ... Reprise of the Peter Cook skit of the Jeremy Thorpe trial ... Entirely a Matter for You ... Evan Whitton, from Justinian's archive November 5, 2004 ... Read more ... 


     

    Saturday
    Jun202015

    The high price of free trade

    Busy season for the US Supremes ... Huge trade agreements a boon for corporates but unhappy consequences for the democratic process ... Australian proposals for the trade in professional services ... Rarely used federal death penalty for Boston bomber ... UN's guidelines on habeas corpus ... Ukrainian jobs for US residents ... Our Man in Washington 

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    Thursday
    Jun182015

    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" 

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    Monday
    Jun152015

    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 

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    Monday
    Jun152015

    "Where's the hook?" 

    Senior NT lawyers seek disqualification of judge for apprehended bias ... Costs case flowing from judicial review of politically charged findings by commission of inquiry ... Email reveals that judge's wife was privy to strategy and opinions of one side in challenge to commissioner's findings, which were heard and determined by her husband 

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    Sunday
    Jun142015

    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 

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    Wednesday
    Jun102015

    Merciless executioner of the migration list

    Pressure at the Federal Circuit Court sees judge gallivanting through migration and refugee cases at breakneck speed ... Briefs are revolting ... Masses of judgments delivered ex tempore in favour of the immigration minister ... Appeals and recusal applications 

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    Thursday
    Jun042015

    Trouble at the Top End

    Application for Justice Southwood to recuse himself from costs application against former NT bar president Alistair Wyvill ... Judge made adverse findings about Wyvill's conduct at commission of inquiry ... Judge's wife involved in arranging legal representation and funds for lawyers to represent the inquiry commissioner ... Stella Maris conflicts ... Buffalo Bruce reports 

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    Thursday
    Jun042015

    Newman's poisoned legacy

    The Carmody catastrophe ... The damage to Queensland's Supreme Court wrought by the former premier and his attorney general ... Challenge to the concept of an independent judiciary ... Release of secret recording under Right to Information held up in the consultation phase ... Stephen Keim and Alex McKean review the landscape 

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    Friday
    May292015

    Lawrie, Lawrie Halleluja

    Cost battle looms over disastrous findings for former NT opposition leader and her brief Alistair Wyvill ... Waiver of client privilege ... The CLP's sting operation that actually stung ... Kevin Childs, with Top End field agent Buffalo Bruce, on the case 

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