A recent US Supreme Court ruling has allowed corporate entities to circumvent already flimsy campaign finance restrictions. In doing so, transparency and accountability have been reduced, argues Professor Justin O'Brien.
Over the next three years, a majority of the High Court's judges must retire, but predicting the next appointment is like trying to pick the Melbourne Cup winner without knowing who's in the field, writes Professor George Williams.
The International Criminal Court has turned from a court on paper into a leading actor in the enforcement of international justice, said ICC President Judge Sang-Hyun Song, delivering the 2012 Wallace Wurth memorial lecture.
Change to the Australian Constitution to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is more than mere symbolism. It will demonstrably counteract Indigenous disadvantage, argues Paul Kildea.