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The defamation case that could tear apart the internet as we know it

The defamation case that could tear apart the internet as we know it

It's very unlikely former Don Dale detainee Dylan Voller will win this one, but we should all be watching closely.

Kavanaugh meltdown cheat sheet: what happened at the hearing?

Kavanaugh meltdown cheat sheet: what happened at the hearing?

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had a meltdown in a Senate hearing this morning. Here's the full context, in case you haven't been keeping up to date.

The real and lasting impact of the Trump presidency

The real and lasting impact of the Trump presidency

Amidst the chaos and the failed legislative agenda, Trump's opponents may think his presidency can be "waited out". But his prolific stacking of the courts has the potential to influence America for decades to come.

Dutton, in cahoots with PNG authorities, blatantly disregards Supreme Court decision

Dutton, in cahoots with PNG authorities, blatantly disregards Supreme Court decision

Earlier this year, the PNG Supreme Court declared Australia's offshore detention program on Manus Island unlawful, expecting Australia would be sufficiently chastened, and take steps to wind back its illegal activities. That, however, is not what happened.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

We found the apocryphal anti-marriage equality baker ... what is in Bolt's hands? ... surveys lost in the post ...

What is the price of ripping off other journos’ work? Yahoo7 learns: $300k

What is the price of ripping off other journos’ work? Yahoo7 learns: $300k

A $300,000 fine is substantially more than the cost of employing a court reporter. Just saying.

What is ‘habeas corpus’ and how can it be used to fight Trump’s Muslim ban?

What is ‘habeas corpus’ and how can it be used to fight Trump’s Muslim ban?

Interestingly, the modern relevance of habeas corpus as a legal remedy is exemplified by the M.V. Tampa scandal.

News Corp encouraged Zaky Mallah’s extremism: judge

News Corp encouraged Zaky Mallah’s extremism: judge

News Corp is in no place to take the moral high ground on giving Zaky Mallah a media platform, write lawyer and author Irfan Yusuf and senior lecturer at UNSW Helen Pringle.

Sophie Mirabella set for Supreme Court stoush

Sophie Mirabella set for Supreme Court stoush

A Supreme Court encounter is brewing between high-flying federal Liberal front-bencher Sophie Mirabella and the children of her close friend, deceased distinguished law professor Dr Colin Howard QC, over the proceeds of Howard's estate.

The odd ICAC appointment of Justice David Ipp

The odd ICAC appointment of Justice David Ipp

Supreme Court Judge David Ipp was last week nominated to be the next commissioner of NSW’s anti-corruption commission. Except, there’s nothing in David Ipp's public record to indicate an interest in these sorts of matters, writes Stephen Murray.