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April 23 2010 at 10:05

By Carmel Rickard

WHY is it that as gay people in the US, men and women, step confidently from the closet, those opposed to gay equality seek refuge in their own kind of closet? It's an intriguing question, asked this week by leading US legal commentator, Linda Greenhouse, as she reflected on current developments in her country.

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April 23 2010 at 10:06

By Carmel Rickard

ONE man's victory over municipal indolence and indifference has launched our dorp into a new year of real possibilities. Since 2004 he had been asking for official action against his neighbour, a man who has broken every rule in the book - but no one would intervene.

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April 23 2010 at 10:05

By Carmel Rickard

FEW judges contributed as much to apartheid as LC Steyn, one of the most contentious figures in South African legal history.

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April 23 2010 at 10:04

By Carmel Rickard

I thought claims that Judge President John Hlophe had tried to influence the outcome of a Constitutional Court decision were illustrative of the last word in legal cheek.

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April 23 2010 at 10:06

By Carmel Rickard

THE last time I saw Herman Smith, he was in the bar at a local eatery. Nothing unusual about that - a barfly of note, old Herman

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