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Australia–The High Court Upholds the Forfeiture of a Drug Offender’s Castle: Attorney-General (NT) v Emmerson

—Dr. Lael Weis, Melbourne Law School [Cross-posted from Opinions on High Court Blog] Should the state be able to seize ‘all or any’ property ‘owned or controlled by’ persons convicted of multiple drug-related offences, regardless of the connection of that property to the commission of crime? In a recently decided case, Attorney General (NT) v Emmerson [2014]

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Published on May 29, 2014
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A New Legal Definition of Religion?

—Lorenzo Zucca, Reader in Jurisprudence, King’s College London Scientology is a religion: this much is clear in the UK Supreme Court’s December 11 ruling in the high profile case of Hodkin v Registrar. The facts of the case are simple. Mrs. Hodkin wants to get married in Church with her fiancé. The only problem is

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Published on December 20, 2013
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