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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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                  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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