Trying Times for Justice: Jackman-Atkinson

In July 2016, the Supreme Court ruled that from the time a charge is laid, to the conclusion of a trial, Superior Court cases will...

Canadian Google crackdown illustrates need to protect free speech online

At issue was the geographic scope of delisting, for which the Supreme Court granted a globally enforced injunction against Google, even though Google was never...

International Tax Litigator and Former Crown Counsel Joins Osler's Tax Practice

Al Meghji, who heads up the firm's market leading tax litigation group explains: "Having David lead our Vancouver tax disputes practice with a team that...

Rosalie Silberman Abella: Passionate Fighter for Justice

“As a Jew, I feel that through the Holocaust, I have lost the right to stand silent in the face of injustice,” said Rosalie Silberman...

After LGBTQ groups complain, top court changes rule on religious freedom case

TORONTO, August 4, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Supreme Court Justice Richard Wagner says he didn't mean to exclude LGBTQ groups when he culled the list of...

Supreme Court justice offers explanation for LGBTQ decision

Supreme Court Justice Richard Wagner says he did not purposely exclude LGBTQ advocacy groups from participating in a major case pitting equality rights against religious...

The Clarence Thomas Takeover

It's near impossible to count every former Supreme Court clerk who is now playing a role in the sprawling executive branch, but it's easy to...

Actually, we still need affirmative action for African Americans in college admissions. Here's why.

By Richard Rothstein. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. says that “the way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating...

Supreme Court reversal allows LGBTQ groups to take part in case involving BC Christian university

Then on Monday, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin surprised the parties by issuing a new order that “varied” Wagner's order, declaring that the appeals would be...

McLachlin intervened to allow LGBTQ groups into Trinity Western case

(subscription) (subscription)Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin varied the order of one of her colleagues on the bench — a...

Supreme Court decisions provide clarity around consultation requirements for NEB

Supreme Court Justices Andromache Karakatsanis and Russell Brown wrote that the NEB is compelled to have clear and reciprocal discussions with local communities, and give...

Google Fights Canadian Supreme Court's Global Takedown Order

Google says it is the only search engine subject to the Canadian court's injunction. Writing for the majority, Canada Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella concluded...

Access to Justice: Justice system could learn from Nova Scotia veterans outreach program | Thomas Cromwell - The Lawyer's Daily (subscription)

Access to Justice: Justice system could learn from Nova Scotia veterans outreach program | Thomas CromwellThe Lawyer's Daily (subscription)The Honourable Thomas Cromwell served 19 years...

Supreme Court seat open to applicants from the North

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has opened the process to choose the next Supreme Court justice and for the first time, candidates from the North are...

Paul Daly on getting lost in description

(blog) (blog)In the latest volume of the Canadian Bar Review, which examines the legacy of the former Supreme Court Justice Louis LeBel, Paul Daly...

Supreme Court Of Canada Allows Global Search Injunctions

(blog) (blog)The majority ruling consisted of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and Justices Rosalie Abella, Michael Moldaver, Andromache Karakatsanis, Richard Wagner, Clement Gascon, and Russell...

McLachlin's retirement prompts speculation about who will fill chief justice spot

In the wake of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin's announcement that she will be retiring from the Supreme Court of Canada in December, the legal profession...

Beverley McLachlin, Supreme Court Chief Justice, To Retire In December

The court also shot down Harper's appointment of Marc Nadon of the Federal Court to its ranks, saying he didn't meet the criteria. The ruling...

Mexican resort can be sued in Alberta by tourist alleged to have accidentally ingested cleaning fluid in hotel room

Findings by a lower court led “to the conclusion that Club Resorts was carrying on business in Ontario,” Mr. Justice Louis Lebel of the Supreme...

Former SCC justice Marshall Rothstein joins Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Mark Longo, Osler's Vancouver office managing partner, said: "Having Marshall join our growing office is a terrific endorsement of our platform in the B.C. market.

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...

Courts shaken by search for solutions to delays

He had been on the Supreme Court for four years when the Jordan case arrived in 2015. As Mr. Jordan's lawyer, Eric Gottardi of Vancouver,...

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...

Nadon appointment rejected on technicality, Justice Cromwell says

CBC.caRetiring 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.