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Judges    December 31, 2004  
The Australian v Jeff Shaw

The Australian turned the Jeff Shaw story into a campaign. Unfortunately, as in the “pampered” judges beat-up, there were a few less than desirable journalistic moments. ... more

Judges    December 31, 2004  
Newspaper frenzy over judges' holidays turns to poo

The Australian turned the Jeff Shaw story into a campaign. Unfortunately, as in the “pampered” judges beat-up, there were a few less than desirable journalistic moments. ... more

Judges    November 12, 2004  
The experienced, but forgetful, are usually forgiven their mistakes

The Victorian Court of Appeal dreamed-up a nifty way around sentencing oversights: experience counts for everything when it comes to forgetful judges. ... more

Judges    November 4, 2004  
According to one ethicist, equality before the law does not apply to judges

Trouble for Justice Jeff Shaw, who is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. All sorts of challening ideas are coming out of the woodwork, including one that judges are less equal in the eyes of the law than the great unwashed. ... more

Judges    October 26, 2004  
Naughty Naughton gets a pasting

District Court Judge Terry Naughton’s special place in the hearts of many in the legal caper has not saved him from being tarred and feathered by Murray Tobias and the Court of Appeal … more

Judges    March 18, 2004  
On the occasion of the retirement of the Hon Mr Justice Roderick Pitt Meagher

Finally, Roddy Meagher’s own farewell speech emerges from a lengthy process of proof reading. There’s plenty of enjoyment as he makes cracks about Spigelman CJ’s tubbiness and Gleeson CJ’s chilliness. Even more distressing are his thoughts about the superior qualities of leading NSW barristers … more

Judges    March 15, 2004  
Roddy Meagher JA's farewell

Huge turnout to farewell Roddy Meagher from the NSW Court of Appeal. “Hormones” Harrison made a very funny speech about Roddy’s “lectern draping” style of advocacy … more

Judges    February 13, 2004  
The dicing of Heydon's big speech

Justinian discovers the full text of Dyson Heydon’s famous Quadrant speech. Some of the juiciest parts were chopped from the published version to make it more palatable for public consumption. Here are the bits where Dice pokes his tongue out at his least favourite judges … more