Supreme Court of Canada orders new trial in Hickman Equipment ...

Lawyers representing four former Hickman Equipment managers are regrouping, after the country's highest court ordered a new trial in the fraud case tied to the ...and...

Globe editorial: Is the Supreme Court reconsidering the Jordan decision? Let's hope so

They are now before the Supreme Court of Canada, where Justice Michael Moldaver, one of the coauthors of the Jordan decision, raised questions about its...

Inclusion isn't just a buzz word — and Canada can prove it: Opinion ...

Considering that we have just marked the 35th anniversary of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, now is a good time as any to review...

Supreme Court wary of prosecutors' requests for trial-delay tolerance

Federal and provincial prosecutors urged the Supreme Court of Canada to be more tolerant of unexpected delays in criminal proceedings, and to crack down on ...and...

Provinces urge Supreme Court to relax tough new deadlines for criminal trials

OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada faced calls by several provinces Tuesday to relax tough new criminal trial timelines while defence lawyers urged judges not to...

Exclusion clause for 'conversion' in comprehensive auto policy 'does not come close' to being easily intelligible: Court

An exclusion in an auto insurance policy for loss or damage caused by “conversion,” by someone in lawful possession of a vehicle does not apply...

In search of the right expert witness

“Expert opinion evidence can be a key element in the search for truth, but it may also pose special dangers,” wrote Justice Thomas Cromwell in...

Changes coming to SCC law clerks program

In recent years, it seems judges of the court are being asked increasingly to do things outside the courtroom such as give speeches and attend...

Health firings 'riddled with stink,' says sister of researcher

The government has hired Thomas Cromwell, a former Supreme Court of Canada justice, to oversee reparations. Lawyer Joanna Gislason, who represents Kayfish and fired researchers...

COMMENTARY: Newsroom leaders should see stronger court coverage as contribution to public good

“Instead of viewing the media as the enemy, the justice system should acknowledge the essential role the media plays in informing the public of legal...

BC hires former judge to oversee redress over health firings

CTV NewsHenderson announced Friday that the government has hired former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Thomas Cromwell to oversee reparations to those adversely affected by...

Canadian Supreme Court Justice to address Brandeis University's 66th Commencement

Canadian Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, a renowned expert on human-rights law, will deliver the commencement address at 's 66th Commencement on May 21.

Manitoba lawyer Sidney Green decides to retire rather than follow ...

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the appeal of a Manitoba lawyer who was automatically suspended from the law society for his failure to...

Lawyer retires after high court backs professional training ...

A longtime Winnipeg lawyer has lost his battle against mandatory professional development after the ... - Local - .Manitoba lawyer Sidney Green decides to retire...

Supreme Court of Canada bars lawsuits against hospital, police by auto accident victims compensated by SAAQ

... appeal court but restored by the Supreme Court of Canada. “At a minimum, an accident arising out of the use of a vehicle as...

Canada 150: Beverley McLachlin was first woman to lead Supreme ...

To mark Canada's 150th birthday, we are counting down to Canada Day with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians.and more »...

Trudeau's Supreme Court pick highlights why conservatives keep losing

The Carter v Canada case that legalized so-called assisted suicide in Canada was a unanimous decision—all nine of the Supreme Court justices voted in favor...

Supreme Court justices find Macbeth, Lady Macbeth guilty of regicide in mock appeal at Stratford Festival

Former Ontario premier Bob Rae, right, was an "expert" witness Saturday at the Macbeths' appeal, presided over by Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, centre, and fellow...

Nadon appointment rejected on technicality, Justice Cromwell says

Retiring Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell says the court's historic rejection of Stephen Harper's judicial nominee Marc Nadon was “very unfortunate” and had nothing to...

This time anti-medicare forces might win court challenge: Walkom

This challenge, before the British Columbia Supreme Court, has been more than seven years in the making. It is spearheaded by Brian Day, a Vancouver...

Every movie being released this fall, including 'Sully,' 'Girl on the Train,' 'Magnificent Seven,' 'Loving,' and ...

Written by Nic Pizzolatto and Richard Wenk. Directed by Antoine ... Rachel Weisz plays Deborah E. Lipstadt, who was forced to fight libel charges with...

The Daily 202: Marco Rubio's comeback begins

Richard Nixon lost the 1960 election (and a 1962 bid for California governor) before his 1968 comeback. -- I was not convinced it was wise...

Quebec jurists are eligible for Cromwell spot

Port aux Basques Gulf News - The Lawyers WeeklyLawyers Weekly CanadaFederal Court and Federal Court of Appeal judges from Quebec, including Justice Marc Nadon, are...

Disrupting the Myth of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Age of Trump, Sanders and Clinton

In 1941, FDR appointed James F. Byrnes, a former US Senator from South Carolina and staunch segregationist to the US Supreme Court. Byrnes left the...

Atlantic Opposition leaders band together to fight Supreme Court changes

The four leaders penned a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday, calling on him to reverse his decision to no longer guarantee Atlantic...

Laurier's 'supreme issue'

Editor's note: In recent weeks -- and in light of the Trudeau government's announcement of its new process to choose Supreme Court of Canada Justices...

Toronto lawyer watching Trudeau's Supreme Court pick closely

Rocco Galati, whose 2013 challenge led to the Supreme Court's historic rejection of Justice Marc Nadon, said he believes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is constitutionally...

United States v. McIntosh

... of Eastern Washington & Idaho, Spokane, Washington, for Defendant- Appellant Jerad John Kynaston. Richard D. Wall, Spokane, Washington, for Defendant- Appellant Tyler Scott McKinley.

This Is What An Actual Functioning Democracy Looks Like ...

Toronto StarOn Thursday, Canadian Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin complained in a speech to the Canadian Bar Association that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hasn't ...Ottawa must fill...

Politically correct, or arrogant?

But, Trudeau-the-Younger has decided to ignore constitutional convention and devised a new way to select Supreme Court judges with no guarantee the new judge will...

Some lawyers are clearly overcharging their clients for the amount of work they

In the first, two lawyers, as private citizens, filed a court application contesting the Stephen Harper government's appointment of Justice Marc Nadon, a judge of...

This year's election is not likely to mean the end of political gridlock in Washington.

(blog) (blog)On the testimony of August Kubizek, Adolf Hitler's one-time buddy in Vienna, performances of Richard Wagner's opera Rienzi produced volcanic reactions in his...

Legal affairs Senate committee calls for action on judicial vacancies

A Senate committee has demanded the federal government immediately fill 44 judicial vacancies nationwide that it says are “hobbling” Canada's justice...and more »...

Editorial: Court reforms are needed

Those who sit on the bench of the Supreme Court of Canada must be independent, competent and of the highest integrity, and people should have...

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin Calls On Trudeau To Appoint Supreme Court Judges Quickly

OTTAWA — Canada's top judge is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to hurry up and fill the soon-to-be empty seat at the Supreme Court. Chief...

Chief Justice urges quick appointments to Supreme Court

OTTAWA – Canada's top judge is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to hurry up and fill the soon-to-be empty seat at the Supreme Court. Chief...

Look to the rainbow

iPolitics.ca (subscription)The Supreme Court blocked a plan by Stephen Harper, Mr Trudeau's predecessor, to make it an elected body. He then refused to appoint any...

Quebec farm income stabilization program not a contract of insurance: Supreme Court of Canada

Concurring with the majority were Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, Madam Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, Mr. Justice Thomas Cromwell and Madam Justice Andromache Karakatsanis. The majority...

The Daily 202: State polls give GOP fresh hope for holding Senate majority, but Trump headwinds might be too strong

She's even bringing on field staff and planning to go on the air in Arizona and Georgia, states that were not initially budgeted for, John...

More indigenous judges needed in lower courts to develop skills for ...

Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin said while she welcomes ethnic diversity and more aboriginal judges in the system, she suggested they must ...and more »...

A tweak, not an overhaul, to SCOC nominees

In what may be a bid to ameliorate the embarrassment of the Marc Nadon nomination — Nadon's 2013 appointment to the Supreme Court was ruled...

School names reflect those we honor

Marshall Elementary, Stockton Unified: John Marshall was the nation's fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court. He is the longest-serving chief justice and ... Richard...

A tweak, not overhaul to top-court nominees

In 2006, when the Harper government held public hearings to recommend that Justice Marshall Rothstein replace former justice John Major, the MPs were given just...

A positive note on Supreme Court selection process

- The RecordWaterloo RecordAt the risk of being summarily expelled from the Venerable Order of Pundits, Skeptics and Other Assorted Naysayers, I would like...

Ex-K&L Gates Litigator Resurfaces, Plus More Lateral Moves

McGuireWoods welcomed BENJAMIN HATCH, a former U.S. Supreme Court clerk and federal prosecutor in Norfolk, Virginia, as a white-collar litigation partner in the city. McGuireWoods...

LEGER: Preserve regional diversity on the Supreme Court | The ...

There's no reason to doubt that whomever is appointed to replace Justice Thomas Cromwell on the Supreme Court of Canada will be a capable jurist:...

A tweak, not an overhaul, to top-court nominees

In what may be a bid to ameliorate the embarrassment of the Marc Nadon nomination — Nadon's 2013 appointment to the Supreme Court was ruled...

Choose Supreme Court justices on the basis of merit — and nothing else

(subscription)But the most poignant cautionary tale belongs to current Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin — the first woman to serve in that role on the...

Insurgent Conservatives closer to Island party takeover

Conservative Chair Harold Wagner and Chair Emeritus James Molinari, run the county committee. New members are hoping to ... Island attorney Richard Luthmann, a Democrat...

How a new appointment process ushers in Supreme Court transparency

The new Supreme Court appointments process announced today stands as a considerable break from the past approach of behind-the-scenes selection at the virtually unfettered discretion...