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The torture chronicles ... Splendid properties and the good life for the CIA's leading torturers ... Rectal rehydration deemed a normal medical procedure ... Feinstein report conveniently colour coded countries that hosted torture camps ... Life at the Salt Pit ... Roger Fitch reports from Washington ... Read more ... 


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Gagging the lawyers ... Queensland's Newman government sails into the election with its ideological agenda intact ... Community legal centres to lose funding if they speak out on government policy ... Throttling the voice of the vulnerable ... Stephen Keim and Alex McKean comment ... Read more ...

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    "He has been the consort to our Queen of Australia for so long, he's stood beside her. He's never been paid, there's going to be no golden handshake or anything like that. It's a job he's done as a volunteer." 

    Monarchist David Flint, welcoming the award of an Australian knighthood for Prince Philip. January 26, 2015 ... READ MORE >>


    For the latest developments in media law … www.glj.com.au 


    Justinian Featurettes

    On the Couch ... The former president of the NSW Court of Appeal is at it again ... Another sparking book on lawyers and the law ... Published in time for Christmas' stockings ... Tall stories and true ... Keith Mason is venting on Justinian's couch ... Read on ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Spigelman stars in epic crime thriller … Mrs Spigelman draws literary inspiration from the eastern bloc … "Role model" judicial appointments in NSW … Justinian’s Tubby Callinan on the lecture circuit … The prosecutor as passionate photographer ... From Justinian's archive, December 13, 2007 ... Read more ... 


     

    Friday
    Nov072014

    Cunneen v ICAC - hold tight

    Judge says he'll deliver judgment on Monday ... Declarations sought by crown prosecutor Margaret Cunneen that ICAC is acting beyond power ... Corruption commission agrees to delay public hearing into allegations till Tuesday 

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    Friday
    Nov072014

    Rise of the bunyip silks 

    NSW bar elections sees pro-QC ticket romp home to take a majority on the council ... Bloodbath pending on the executive ... Members rally around pro-QC Cunneen ... Future looks uncertain as vanity triumphs 

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    Friday
    Nov072014

    Silent investor 

    NSW bar mum about its money ... Has it got ethical investments? ... Men are not necessary as Law Society elections send city solicitors into the reject bin ... Warning for NT barristers not to be "cowards" prompts snippy response 

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    Monday
    Nov032014

    Another round to Chris Dale

    Action against Clayton Utz over dismissal of a partner ... Another procedural victory for plaintiff Chris Dale ... Now onto the main game ... Kate Lilly reports 

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    Monday
    Nov032014

    Mother love 

    ICAC's Operation Hale ... Prosecutor Margaret Cunneen in the frame for allegedly perverting the course of justice ... Perplexing factual issues ... Claim of "malicious complaint" 

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    Monday
    Oct272014

    Self-promotion

    Academics scramble to peddle influence with High Court judges ... Government seeks new role for s.18C ... Twenty-one years later, the cheque arrives ... Would you eat at a cafe owned by a Cabinet minister? 

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    Monday
    Oct272014

    The Restoration

    Pro-QC ticket running candidates for NSW bar council election ... Move to capture control of bar and restore full plumage for silks ... Self-basting ... Terrible craving for monarchical accessories ... Public interest missing in action 

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    Thursday
    Oct232014

    The Whitlam era's landmark law reform achievements

    The law and the Whitlam government's reforms ... A welter of changes and improvements ... Dragging Australia into the modern era ... Hostilities aplenty 

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    Tuesday
    Oct212014

    Queensland's women problem

    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 

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