In Court with John Cleese, the Monty Python team & Cardinal Richelieu… Read More ~ court scene with the Monty Python team ~
I share this recent Australian case in the Federal Appeals Court to illustrate why certain principles of Australian law including protections like procedural fairness, natural justice & due process are so important.
Everyone in Australia is entitled to be heard, to a fair hearing & to a fair trial. … Read More ~ australian court: self representation, natural justice, due process, monty python’s “dead parrot” & ruth bader ginsburg ~
“Cyborg Justice Has Been Served”
Cyborg conviction thrown out. Man who implanted Opal travel card chip has conviction overturned in Australia… Read More ~ cyborg Justice has been served in Australian court ~
When you have spent a lot of time working in the Magistrates Courts in South Australia, you routinely see ‘business’ underway like that recently described by Helen Garner. There is nothing like the rhythm of life that is the Magistrates Courts …
Communications experts use an array of dolls and toys to help vulnerable children give evidence when interviewed by police and at trial. Here you see a hand-knitted police doll and a judge. Helping child witnesses ‘One girl gave evidence with a hamster on her lap’ In the playroom, perched high above suburban rooftops, it feels as if… Read More ~ helping child witnesses ~
In the kitchen at home. When you’re late and in a rush and grabbing a cup of coffee on the run, the vintage scale with weights and copper plates makes a good wig-stand for the powdered wig – at least temporarily. . . . . of course, things have been modified now and the wigs are… Read More Go Powder Me Puff . . . . Um, I Mean Puff Me Wig!
CAN WOMEN BECOME LAWYERS? For or Against – Two confreres clash. Their arguments date back to 1930s France ‘Against‘ is arrogant and demeaning of women. Takes a swipe at Magistrates/Judges too. “For” is a general response in favour of women as lawyers, perhaps deficient in not replying more specifically, point by point, to the arguments… Read More Arguments For and Against Women Becoming Lawyers . . . 1930s