Applications from trade unions failed to convince Dyson Heydon to disqualify himself as royal commissioner.
Dyson Heydon didn't accept that merely agreeing to give the Sir Garfield Barwick lecture could create an appearance of bias. Judges and royal commissioners are allowed to have political views, he said.
Did we miss him?
The statute of limitations is expiring on some of the charges against the Wikileaks founder – but not all of them.
Not happy in coal country – unless you’re a lawyer.
The expected barrage of legal attacks on the EPA Clean Power Plan hinge on two arguments, which may ultimately go to the US Supreme Court.
Sign on the dotted line.
A woman left out of her mother's will has won £164,000 in the courts but that doesn't mean you need to rewrite yours.
She branded me with science.
Scarification is becoming a popular alternative to tattooing — but there is one big difference.
Lady Justice, meet your new Lord Chancellor.
Gove wants to shake things up but seems to appreciate that lawyers are at the end of their tether.
View from the hotel balcony?
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
The turbocharged capitalism of private space flight is strangely at odds with the brotherly, generous global consensus that built the legal framework for extra-terrestrial travel.
Another ordeal for victims of forced marriage.
One year after new laws made forced marriage illegal, our expert reviews the progress made - or lack thereof.
A woman at a traditional function in Msinga, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
The Traditional Courts Bill ignores concerns that women do not get a fair hearing. The courts tend to rule in line with patriarchal values; violating the constitution, which guarantees equality.
Legal folly and un-Conservative.
Cameron backs down on plans to cut ties with Europe to avoid a backbench revolt -- but this isn't over.
The structures in place to prosecute and protect military whistleblowers are outdated Cold War relics – and we don't even know how they're being used.
Three of the seven seats in the High Court of Australia will soon be filled by women judges.
Now that women will make up 40% of High Court judges come June 2015, is gender now irrelevant? Hardly. Women have made up slightly less than 10% of all High Court judges in the court’s history.
Robin Williams wanted to control use of his persona after his death.
Human rights legislation is making it easier for UK stars to dictate how they are presented in public.
Marvin Gaye’s daughter speaks to the media after her family was awarded $7.4 million.
According to copyright expert Wendy Gordon, the judge bungled his instructions to the jury. From there, the outcome was inevitable.
NSW deputy senior Crown prosecutor Margaret Cunneen, SC, has challenged ICAC’s power to investigate her alleged conduct.
ICAC argues that the alleged conduct of Margaret Cunneen and her son amounted to perversion of the course of justice.
It makes no difference really in which room the gavel bangs.
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Can the serious atmosphere of court, standing in the dock facing a be-wigged judge and barristers, be carried over into the…
The captain of the Costa Concordia has been sentenced to 16 years' jail after the ship ran aground off the coast of Italy two years ago.
Late last week, an Italian court sentenced the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner, Francesco Schettino, to 16 years' jail after finding him guilty of multiple charges of manslaughter. On January…
Picasso: most prolific and most stolen artist.
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The case of Pablo Picasso’s former electrician Pierre Le Guennec and his wife, Danielle, came to a close on February 12. The pair are accused of handling stolen goods – 271 of Picasso’s works. The French…
Galloway is the master of the chilling effect.
Maverick MP George Galloway has announced he is suing Guardian journalist Hadley Freeman over an accusation she made about him on Twitter, following his appearance on a recent edition of Question Time…
Should the police be immune from legal action for negligence?
The UK Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the police in a case that questioned whether they should be liable for negligence after failing to prevent the murder of a woman in Wales in 2009. The court…