Tuesday, April 29, 2008
More Fuzzy Logic @ 10:40 PM
if u haven been reading the news this week, theres this huge squid that they caught in NZ last year, and they are defrosting it to study it before embalming it. its so huge, they call it a colossal squid!
the story is here
some how i cant help but think of the alien species in Independence Day, where they attempted to dissect it and it came to life and started killing every one in the op room.
More Fuzzy Logic @ 10:32 PM
i tot the equity paper today was actually quite tough. tough but doable. haha i dunno why pple thought that the paper was quite easy or ok. to me, the long hypos were quite tough in that they had a lot of hidden issues. the essays were just damn funny. except for qn 1, the 2 essays were those that you probably wouldn't have studied much. I couldnt do the essays today and it was sort of disconcerting. i also didnt have much time on the first essay (1/2 hr to be exact) and i really left out mentioning the tracing cases. sigh. at least i did quote the articles, so i hope thats some consolation.
More Fuzzy Logic @ 8:26 PM
Monday, April 28, 2008
just randomly, I think Lord Templeman is a hindu/buddhist/taoist and not a christian, because quite simply, he's not a church (going) man.
Ok, I'm officially going crazy with Equity. One more week to go!
And remember dudes, you can forget everything you learn in public law, but the one thing you must write in your exam, and perhaps in ALL your exam scripts is "the notion of an unfettered discretion is contrary to the rule of law. All powers have legal limits. The rule of law demands that courts be able to examine the exercise of discretionary power"
More Fuzzy Logic @ 12:01 AM
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
After seeing the COI report, I think mrbrown stated it best when commented on the mix up between the Camp Commandant and the Gurkha Unit - "I think you thought, who confirm?"
seems like the conflation of public order and national security doesn't only happen in the cases. The guards probably took a "public order" attitude (meaning they thought they were guarding some shopping centre toilet or what) to somebody of national security importance.
More Fuzzy Logic @ 12:56 AM
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Another case, another funny quote. This is an equity case that is 194 pages long. and the judge, at the end of the case, said:
"Finally I express again my gratitude to Miss Supriya Saleem. In addition to the tasks which she had to perform before and during the trial she had the difficult task of deciphering my dictation and (more dangerously) deciphering my handwriting on occasions. The judgment is a tribute to her efforts in converting my efforts into a readable form..."
More Fuzzy Logic @ 10:38 PM
Thursday, April 17, 2008
This is one of the few quotes from cases that made me laugh out loud when i read it... from AG v. Wain
"He also questioned as to why it was necessary to state further down in the article, ‘counsel for the Review will study the judgment to determine what further legal action will be appropriate’, when the only available next step for the Review was to appeal to the Court of Appeal against the decision of the High Court, and this could have been simply said in so many words."
More Fuzzy Logic @ 11:20 PM
Thursday, April 10, 2008
The news over the past few days was quite amusing. First, we had new ERP gantries in operation from Monday onwards. The newspapers were full of stories of how people forgot abt them and had to stop at the side of the road to insert their cashcards. However, I recall one news bulletin on Ch8 10pm chinese news, that stated that the new ERP gantries had a positive impact, in that it increased the average speed limit from 20km/h to 21-24km/h..
WOW. That is really a BIG increase in the average speed limit, thereby justifying using the ERP gantries. I think at an average rate of $1 for an increase of about 1km/h, we should perhaps charge $30 for each gantry so that we can drive at 50km/h on those roads.
The 2nd amusing piece of news came in the form of the Olympics Torch Relay. Despite China's insistence that the relay must go on etc, anyone who saw the footage of protesters attacking the relay etc can tell that this is a major embarrassment for the Chinese, as well as the IOC. I mean, no amount of positive spin is going to take away from the stark visual images that showed how people feel about China.
More Fuzzy Logic @ 9:47 AM
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Exam stress again. Funnily, for all we bitched about equity, i'm actually more prepared for equity than anything else. Public law just seemed.. murky, and LCS is, as i remarked to kevin just now, the perfect example of what a Wednesbury unreasonableness/irrationality usage of power is.
When i see my LCS grade at the end of the sem, I will have no idea how i got it. I went to look at the course curriculum, and it says 20% is on some online review, which is supposed to be confidential. guess what? we havent done a single review yet, unless you are talking about the negotiations reports, which isn't really feedback anyway, and its not confidential too.
20% for tutors discretion, which is kinda hard if your tutors only see you 4 times and your class has a showoff who likes to regurgitate all he knows about the law.
and the remaining 60% is on firmer footing, for it relates to the actual negotiations and the written assignments, though the written assignments are really arbitrary in scope, and you have no idea how to go about doing it.
Sigh. exam stress, and exam stress wasted on a subject that is non-examinable (which by the way seemed to mean its excluded from ordinary processes of review...).
More Fuzzy Logic @ 12:45 AM