The latest Part of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes the following articles: “Theory to practice: Adaptive management of the groundwater impacts of Australian mining projects” – Jessica Lee; “The precautionary principle, the coast and Temwood Holdings – Hon Justice Stephen Estcourt; ” “Marginal improvements in the West”: New approaches to managing complex environmental and planning cases in the State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia” – Peter McNab; and “Science hubris and insufficient legal safeguards” – Paul Martin and Jacqueline Williams.
The interface between social media and the law is one fraught with many grey areas, so unsurprisingly, it is a growing area of legal scholarship. From the regulatory and ethical considerations of jurors and judges using social media, to the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, to an increasingly blurred public/private divide, social media ...more
The August 2013 issue of the Journal of Judicial Administration publishes four interesting articles. In the first article, Chief Justice French reflects on the task of defining courts and distinguishing them from other decision-making bodies. The second article, by Marilyn Krawitz, discusses issues regarding Australian judges’ use of social media. The third article comes from Lorana Bartels and Jessica Lee and considers the use of social media by jurors during the trial and deliberation processes. The final article, by Anthony Gray and Gerard Elmore, is a follow-up to an article originally published by the same authors in 2012 and looks at the constitutionality of minimum mandatory sentencing regimes. Not to be missed!