The government may be hoping that the momentum built towards the same-sex marriage postal vote will dissuade the High Court from striking it down, but George Williams says this may be a poor bet.
In striking out Bob Day's eligibility as a senator, the High Court has widened the grounds on which other members may be removed from Parliament, writes George Williams.
The legal profession is not the bastion of equality that it should be, writes George Williams.
We may not fare so well if we were to have a Prime Minister seeking to follow Trump's lead, writes George Williams.
The rise of a "whatever it takes" approach in Australian politics poses a major challenge for Susan Kiefel, the newly installed leader of the Australian judiciary, writes George Williams.
A number of parliamentarians could find their position compromised if the High Court gives a wide operation to what it means to have an 'indirect pecuniary interest', writes George Williams.
If a High Court challenge to Australia's new rules for electing senators succeeds, it will have the impact of a sledgehammer on the 2016 election, writes George Williams.
US Supreme Court appointments are infected with the bitter partisanship that pervades US politics while Australian Chief Justice Robert French's impending departure has excited barely a murmur.
Debate about the kinds of judges we want on on our highest courts, their values and how they are appointed, is valuable for democracy, writes Rosalind Dixon.
Dissent on the bench of Australia's highest court was at a record low in 2015, according to an annual study of the High Court's decisions.