Monthly Archives: April 2024

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 … 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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. … Continue reading

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Dear NACC, tell us about the $2.44m Higgins payout probe

In this open letter to the NACC, ANDREW L. URBAN, explains why the NACC must publish the terms of its investigation into the hurried and secretive payout of $2.44 million to Brittany Higgins, based on what are now revealed to … Continue reading

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The Lehrmann/Higgins “omnishambles” and the omniquestions

Andrew L. Urban. Justice Lee called the Lehrmann/Higgins drama an omnishambles, finding that Lehrmann effectively raped Higgins by not getting consent while she lay in a drunken stupor. It is “an outcome that must be respected but one that is … Continue reading

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Lehrmann ‘probably’ recklessly disregarded absence of consent

Andrew L. Urban. Justice Lee filled 332 pages detailing his judgement in the defamation case of Lehrmann v Network Ten and Wilkinson, with all but three of the multitude of individuals involved subject to criticism in the matter. But only … Continue reading

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Presumption of Innocence conference under attack

Andrew L. Urban. A petition to cancel the upcoming Restoring the Presumption of Innocence Conference inadvertently makes the very point of the conference: the need to protect the presumption of innocence. The Conference, organised by Bettina Arndt and hosted by … Continue reading

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The law as manhunt

Andrew L. Urban. I visited Noel Greenaway in maximum security last year. As he came out to greet me, I made a mental note that he was wearing spotless white overalls; prison issue. How ironic, I thought, yet how fitting. … Continue reading

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