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Judge's meddling ... Victorian Country Court judge in trouble for over-zealous bollicking of defence counsel during criminal trials ... Trials tainted by judge's "heated conversations" with counsel ... From Barry Lane ... Read more ... 


Weasels on the march ...Law faculty study guides are infested with weasel words and incomprehensible babble ... Law lecturers should fight back ... Blogger Barely Legal says the law is being attacked by rotten language ... Read more ... 

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    "Were he to be successful I am sure [it] would contain nothing more interesting than a day-by-day study of the weariness and drudgery of my life." 

    Attorney General George Brandis, responding to AAT proceedings by Opposition spokesman Mark Dreyfus, who is seeking the release of the AG's diary schedule under FOI -- proceedings which Brandis is vigorously resisting. November 6, 2015 ... READ MORE >>

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    Noel Hutley ... Freshly elected president of the NSW bar is on the couch ... Steeped in the law ... Barrister to his bootstraps ... Reading, films, music, food, regrets and refrigeration all covered ... Have we spelled his name correctly? ... Read more ... 

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    L.C. Gruzman, I. Temby & Teddy Kennedy ... From the Rewind Office … Justinian’s hard copy archive coughs-up snippets from 1988 … Laurence Gruzman’s fear of AIDS infected Qantas stewards … Ian Temby’s fearlessness … And the Australian Legal Convention – a bridge too far for Teddy Kennedy ... Read more ... 


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    Concentrating the mind

    Nauru, where "undesirable" people are concentrated without trial, indefinitely ... VCAT rules on the fleeting nature of a kiss ... Police cover-up identity of person receiving $250,000 witness payment for the shaky Phuong Ngo conviction ... Procrustes at large 

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