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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 ... Read more ... 


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Out and Proud ... Four marriage equality cases go to the US Supremes ... Is there a constitutional right to gerrymander? ... Secretive lawyer society behind moves to bring down Affordable Care Act ... Shock finding - lawyers more liberal than most, but judges are more conservative ... Our Man in Washington ... Read more ... 


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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 ... Read more ...

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    "It would be more accurate to say, however, that if there is any circularity in the majority's reasoning [NSW Court of Appeal], it is constituted of assuming the purpose of the Act and then reasoning, as if syllogistically, that, because a meaning of 'adversely affect' limited to an adverse effect on probity is more consonant with the assumed purpose of the Act, that meaning should be preferred."   

    From the majority's reasons in ICAC v Cunneen, High Court of Australia, April 15, 2015 ... READ MORE >>


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    Justinian Featurettes

    Judge unimpressed with impressive looking advocate ... Someone called "Lord Chief Justice Thompson" said that Lord Harley could wear ribbons on his barrister's gown ... Except, there is no Lord Chief Justice Thompson and Lord Harley is not a barrister ... The transcript has emerged in the "Harry Potter" case ... Eccentricities galore ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    The rank n' file are revolting ... Unspecified grumbling about president Anna Katzmann at the NSW bar 'n' grill saw the emergence of a "reform" agenda for the bar's 2008 AGM ... Also, stronger safeguards against customers who complain about barristers' performance ... Change unlikely ... From Justinian's archive, November 3, 2008 ... Read more ... 


     

    Sunday
    Feb152015

    Campbell's Soup

    Defamatorium ... Defamation action by Gold Coast lawyers against the former premier and conveyancer general ... Identification ... Lawyers in general ... Bikie lawyers specifically ... Doorstops where the door slams in the the major's face ... Defence prepared by solicitor general, who usually advises the government about ongoing indemnity? 

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    Friday
    Feb132015

    Please explain

    VicBar in a tangle over gender neutrality ... For and against "chairman" or "president" ... Barrister ties Abbott in knots ... Greatest living human being to perform in one man show ... Liberal Party donor and crony elbowed onto the Judicial Commission ... Kate strikes back  

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    Tuesday
    Feb102015

    Wine encounters in London

    Wendler in London ... Cruising Gordon's Wine Bar, Penfolds Wine Lounge and a Russian oligarch's lavish venture, Hedonism Wines ... Unfortunately, the Stinking Bishop was missing 

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    Thursday
    Feb052015

    Young man on the up and up 

    Winner of the Thawley prize channels Dyse in tone and ideology ... Essay about keeping wretched bureaucrats in their place so freedom may blossom ... Keep an eye on this Dyson duplicate 

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    Thursday
    Feb052015

    Torture Boy joins the fray

    President of Human Rights Commission accused by torture advocate of being "legally flawed" ... Reliance on international covenants ... Attempt to discredit HRC on eve of report on children in immigration detention ... Gillian Triggs being savaged by dead sheep 

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    Monday
    Feb022015

    The Clash

    Fighting tooth and nail in the law school trenches ... Ruinous timetables ... JD student Barely Legal asks, "why am I here?" 

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    Monday
    Feb022015

    Employment news

    ABA revamps top brass in an effort to seize the future ... From the world of soaps and shampoos comes VicBar's fragrant new CEO ... Criminal lawyer to head-up NSW Bureau de Spank 

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    Saturday
    Jan312015

    Bauble bulletin

    Vic AG squibs making a firm decision on the future of queen's counsel ... Bar asked to consult and report ... What exciting new viewpoints will be uncovered? 

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    Thursday
    Jan292015

    There must be consequences

    What's the world come to "if we cannot trust a solicitor"? ... Williamstown lawyer gets a stretch in pokey after tickling mortgage funds ... CJ Earl Warren points to remorse, a hitherto blemish free existence and ongoing depression ... But at the end of the day over $600,000 is still missing ... Ama Somaratna reports  

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