Who will judge the judges: how do we hold the judicial system accountable while maintaining its independence and integrity?
Why were so many progressives so eager to back the justice system in the case of George Pell? Because they were desperate for a win.
After George Pell, high-profile people have signed out from the police, the courts, the jury system, the burden of proof and the entire rule of law. Welcome to the new abnormal.
There’s a real danger in conceding the idea that an arm of the state establishes what did and didn’t actually happen.
To ensure the adversarial system works as well as it can, the accused must have counsel at least on par with that of the Crown. In the NT, this is rarely the case.
Crikey readers respond to a critique of how Australian courts deal with sexual assault, and speculation of an increasing police state.
A new project aims to reverse misleading and harmful notions about Aboriginal criminality and, in turn, to help promote better treatment of indigenous people.
Criminal defence lawyer and writer Russell Marks explains how the judicial system is failing our most vulnerable.
Taxpayer-funded courts, rather than being an independent umpire, are becoming a battleground for those with very deep pockets, writes Richard Denniss of The Australia Institute.
Could the families of the six young people killed near Mildura as the result of dangerous driving on the part of Thomas Towle, have avoided the anger and grief they have experienced over the past 48 hours? Greg Barns writes.