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                      Plague moots ... Flattening the curve with remote mooting ... Easter stroll in the park tests Barely Legal's mooting skills ... Barely Legal v Const. Plod ... Public Health Restrictions on Gathering and Movement ... When three people gathering together in a public place become two ... Read more ... 

                       

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                        Such Eliotic indirection, such Ashberian evasion of meaning, doesn’t quite fit a novel as verbally deft and as brilliant in the superficies of its psychological notation as this. But Ronnie Scott has real talent and his next book should have people camping out to see what he can do."

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                        Justinian Featurettes

                        Films for lawyers in lockdown ... Miss Lumière selects 10 of her favourite courtroom films ... An Atticus Finch/John Grisham free zone ... Not all is black and white ... Flaws in the legal process finely wrought on celluloid ... Most if not all are available on streaming services ... Read more ... 


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                        Tales of the South Pacific ... Enjoying a Slice of Samoa ... Fees burnt in Cauldron blaze ...  "Don't hesitate - litigate" ... More prosecutors take to the bench ... From Justinian's archive, February 21, 2017 ... Read more ...

                         

                         

                         


                         

                         

                        Tuesday
                        May052020

                        Philip Selth - obituary

                        Richard Ackland reflects, far too briefly, on the life of Philip Selth ... Former executive director of the NSW Bar Association ... Networker extraordinaire ... Historian, administrator and consumer of Japanese food ... An unexpected friendship  

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                        Tuesday
                        May052020

                        Lawyers in lockdown - part two

                        Documentaries and TV series ... Ten favourites hand-picked by Miss Lumière ... Lawyers, crime, trials and injustice ... Pithy analysis ... DVDs and streaming by the mile ... Months of worthwhile top-level distraction on the box 

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                        Saturday
                        May022020

                        Solemn Mess

                        Pell verdict from on High ... Clash of credibilities ... Tricks of the trade ... The jury must be irrational ... Compounding improbabilities ... The improbable nature of cardinals ... Doubts, reasonable and otherwise ... Media hysterics ... Theodora on the case 

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                        Wednesday
                        Apr292020

                        Who Flung Fung?

                        The law of torts ... Damages awarded for assault, battery and false imprisonment in a Sydney brothel ... Judicial trigger warning for sensitive readers ... Blacklisting ... Fellatio ... Nudity ... Expletives ... Kicking ... The works ... Janek Drevikovsky reports on a fracas 

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                        Tuesday
                        Apr282020

                        Money for jam

                        Anomalies, inconsistencies and unfairness in the JobKeeper scheme ... How come full-time workers will be worse off than casuals and part-timers? ... Treasurer Frydenberg won't explain ... What's not to like when subsidies for some are higher than the usual paypacket? ... No justification for a flat-rate payment structure ... Alternate schemes in NZ and Canada ... Nathan Twibill analyses the government's perverse distortion of pay and work 

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                        Thursday
                        Apr232020

                        Social graphing of plague proportions

                        The new COVID-19 tracker is under the auspices of Minister Stuart Robert ... What could go wrong? ... Problems with the proposed app ... Prying police forbidden ... How it works ... Hacking is inevitable ... A decentralised model would be less of a threat to privacy ... Centralised server would be a vehicle for mass surveillance ... The key issues clarified by Janek Drevikovsky 

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                        Wednesday
                        Apr222020

                        Films for lawyers in lockdown

                        Miss Lumière selects 10 of her favourite courtroom films ... An Atticus Finch/John Grisham free zone ... Not all is black and white ... Flaws in the legal process finely wrought on celluloid ... Most if not all are available on streaming services 

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                        Monday
                        Apr202020

                        The Case of Annika's Drawers

                        Police riffling through a journalist's drawers ... Illegal warrant, but not illegal enough to stop the Keystone Cops keeping the material on the USB stick and using it ... Seizure of property and judicial discretion ... Forget the journalism, the common law all at sea on unlawfully acquired evidence ... Where's Entick v Carrington when you need it? ... Procrustes gets to grips with the High Court's twisted knickers  

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                        Tuesday
                        Apr142020

                        Plague moots

                        Flattening the curve with remote mooting ... Easter stroll in the park tests Barely Legal's mooting skills ... Barely Legal v Const. Plod ... Public Health Restrictions on Gathering and Movement ... When three people gathering together in a public place become two ... Reprimand and warning 

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