Conviction based on fraud, appeal rejections unlawful

Andrew L. Urban.

The tone is measured, professional, but the content is explosive, exposing the litany of judicial errors that have contributed to Derek Bromley being stuck in jail for the past 40 years – for a murder conviction that has no valid legal basis. Flinders University legal academic Dr Bob Moles has compiled a 50 page report, concluding that the conviction rests on fraud: a failure to disclose the absence of relevant qualifications by the State pathologist, Dr Colin Manock.  Continue reading

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The stonewall of justice

Andrew L. Urban.

Call me naïve. It came as a shocking realisation, at 13:33 on May 16, 2024, to be exact. I’ve been wrong all this time. Before that moment, I actually imagined that the legal system, often mischaracterised as the justice system, had genuine concerns about correcting wrongful convictions. That’s why I started writing about the subject over a decade ago.  Continue reading

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Downside of Lyn’s Law

Andrew L. Urban

 Convicted murderers have a choice: reveal the whereabouts of their victims’ bodies or lose access to parole. Wrongfully convicted murderers have no such choice.  Continue reading

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Should Lehrmann appeal? The new dispute

Andrew L. Urban.

What’s worse than the stigma of being labelled a rapist? Being unable to wipe the label clean. Why would anyone not try, if they claimed innocence? For Lehrmann, the label is a life sentence, even though it was applied by a civil, not criminal, court. Some suggest he shouldn’t appeal. They’re wrong. Continue reading

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The Lehrmann verdict – your say 2

The following are some of the comments / excerpts in response to Andrew L. Urban’s article in The Spectator Australia on May 1, 2024, ‘Was Lehrmann’s presumption of innocence left in the lions’ den?’ Reader comments were taken down and disabled on May 2, 2024. There were no comments supporting Justice Lee’s finding that on the balance of probabilities Bruce Lehrmann raped Brittany Higgins – and therefore he was not defamed by Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson.  Continue reading

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Judges deciding badly: Mossop J sends 93 year old to jail

Andrew L. Urban.

 Justice David Mossop of the ACT Supreme Court is the latest judge in Australia to make a bad decision in a criminal trial, by sentencing a 93 year old husband to nine years in prison for the mercy killing of Jean, his 92 year old wife, suffering from dementia.  Continue reading

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The Lehrmann verdict – your say

Judging by published comments, the public largely rejects Justice Lee’s judgement that on the balance of probabilities Bruce Lehrmann raped Brittany Higgins on Senator Reynolds’ Ministerial couch. We publish a selection to demonstrate.  Continue reading

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Was Lehrmann’s presumption of innocence left in ‘lions’ den’?

Andrew L. Urban.

It was over dinner that a former senior Australian Federal Police investigator brought it up. A question no-one appears to have considered. Continue reading

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NY court overturns Weinstein conviction, slams tendency evidence

New York’s highest court on Thursday overturned disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s 2020 conviction on sex crime charges, a shock reversal in the landmark case that launched the #MeToo movement.  Continue reading

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NACC ‘no comment’ response re inquiry into Higgins payout probe

Andrew L. Urban.

It is open to infer that the National Anti Corruption Commission (NACC) is preparing to investigate the controversial and secretive Brittany Higgins payout of $2.44m, partly based on its bland response to our request yesterday for information. Senator Linda Reynolds referred the matter to the NACC in December 2023.  Continue reading

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