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Evan Whitton Articles from 2007
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Evan Whitton    July 16, 2007  
Delirious news for lawyers and the hoi polloi

The first step for the Academy of Law is to uncover why lawyers are doomed to be unloved … A missing staple comes as a reminder that process trumps truth ... more

Evan Whitton    July 4, 2007  
A litany of perversions

Evan Whitton joins the dots: The CIA and The Mob … Drug trafficking … Michael Jon Hand … Harold Holt swimming to China … Corrupt coppers … The Nugan Hand Bank … Bob Trimbole … The Pine Cap Treaty … Sir John Kerr … Coup d’etat ... Murder most foul ... more

Evan Whitton    June 26, 2007  
A big heap of crap

Peter Hayes, whatever exotic cocktails he used to relieve stress, understood that pleadings “are a big heap of crap” ... Untrained judges have allowed mendacity in pleadings for 547 years … Criminal justice means rapists have a one-in-100 chance of going to prison … But, Sir Hugh Laddie has a remedy ... more

Evan Whitton    June 7, 2007  
Erich Honecker lives!

It’s amazing that major organs of record didn’t run former deputy attorney general James Comey’s testimony to a US Senate committee on how Seedy Gonzales and the White House tried to get a hospitalised John Ashcroft to reauthorise the illegal Stasi-like domestic spying program ... more

Evan Whitton    May 27, 2007  
Six lessons from Madame La Zonga

Evan Whitton reminds us of the lessons that should be learned from the corruption inquiry in Queensland 20 years ago ... more

Evan Whitton    May 8, 2007  
Terrorism 101

The entire US national security establishment should be frog-marched off to Professor Louise Richardson’s lectures in Terrorism 101. Little Jackie Howard and solicitor general Bubba Bennett had better attend as well ... more

Evan Whitton    April 24, 2007  
Wolfie and the neoconcubine

Paul Wolfowitz’s World Bank girlfriend was showered with more take home pay than Condoleezza Rice. We shouldn’t be shocked; he’s always had a corrupted view of the world and America’s place in it. As Evan Whitton points out, Wolfie’s come a long way for someone who invariably is wrong ... more

Evan Whitton    April 9, 2007  
Defence lawyer of the century

Ultimately David Hicks might be able to throw light on how his “astonishingly good” sentencing deal was hatched. Did Judge Susan Crawford approach Major Michael Mori, or was it the other way about? Anyway, what happened to the judicial turnip posture? Also, Evan Whitton discovers the gobbledy that got Al Grassby’s conviction for criminal defamation overturned ... more

Evan Whitton    March 27, 2007  
Flash Al and other stories

A statue of Flash Al Grassby is just what Canberra needs … Complicity by judges and lawyers? – tell us more … Reptiles out of step with public opinion on Scooter’s pardon … The Daily Show for that dose of reality missing from the rest of TV or in the tissues ... more

Evan Whitton    March 13, 2007  
Trial by voodoo

Hicks and the prosecution of a high order abstraction … Ted Wells and his full set of tricks for the Scooter Libby defence (wither the pardon?) ... Derryn Hinch’s moment of quiet justification ... more

Evan Whitton    February 26, 2007  
Richter has pushed the boat out on Ruddock

To defend his honour after being called a liar and a hypocrite by Robert Richter, Philip Ruddock surely has to sue. The great case of Penton v Calwell might offer the attorney general some guidance ... more

Evan Whitton    February 14, 2007  
A few fog facts

A little backgrounder for the visit next week to our shores of Dick “Snarler” Cheney, easily mistaken for Tony Soprano. Will he get someone like former lawyer Tim Russert to do the patsy interview? ... more

Evan Whitton    January 31, 2007  
One or two things you may have missed ... may prove to be a great advance for democracy … Faux News in the finest Howard tradition … Community values to infect judicial misconduct commission … Aussie “values” – the case of the USS Evans recalls a long history of political poltroonery ... more