Top court reserves judgment after government requests extension to draft new law

The Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments on Monday for the government's request for a six-month extension to draft new legislation. The court struck down...

'Open and accessible justice': Supreme Court of Canada joins Twitter

“Communicating on Twitter forms part of the Court's commitment to open and accessible justice,” Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin said in a statement. “Sharing information about...

Ottawa surprises top court judges by allowing assisted suicide to proceed in ...

That's because the federal government says only Quebec has come up with a “comprehensive scheme” to address the complex issue in the year since the...

McMillan unveils new leadership team, Marshall Rothstein joins Osgoode Hall ...

Marshall Rothstein, who recently retired as a Supreme Court of Canada justice, is joining Osgoode Hall Law School for a one-year term as a “distinguished...

Golden Globes 2016: Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio triumph as Ricky ...

While Gaga reigned supreme among the most talked about moments, Leonardo DiCaprio, who generated the second most buzz for his best actor award for "The...

Lawyers who fought Nadon's Supreme Court appointment ask for pay

The lawyers who challenged the Harper government's ultimately aborted appointment of Justice Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada go before a court on...

Lawyers who fought Nadon appointment fight 'paltry' costs award ...

TORONTO – The lawyers who challenged the Harper government's ultimately aborted appointment of Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada go before a court...

Lawyers Who Challenged Harper Supreme Court Appointment Marc Nadon Fighting ...

TORONTO— The lawyers who challenged the Harper government's ultimately aborted appointment of Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada go before a court on...

Wampanoag win federal designation of Taunton, Mashpee land; opposition ...

“This cements our right to self-determination now and for future generations,” tribal council chairman Cedric Cromwell said in a written statement. Ownership of more than...

Nonprofit Taunton neighborhood group solicits funds to fight Mashpee Wampanoag ...

As the Mashpee Wampanoag celebrate what they say is a big step toward their spring Project First Light groundbreaking in Taunton, a group calling itself...

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin Sees 'Satisfactory' End To IT Impasse With Feds

Beverly McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, delivers a speech in Ottawa. (Photo: Fred Chartrand/CP). They were arguing that the decision infringed...

The Top Nine Developments that Defined the Struggle Between Plutocracy and ...

This month is the fortieth anniversary of Buckley v Valeo, the 1976 Supreme Court decision which legalized corruption with its novel “money is speech” formula.

IP Osgoode Welcomes The Honourable Marshall Rothstein to ...

It will consist of three panels focused on distinct issues in the case, and will feature a mixture of practitioners (including some of the lawyers...

Canadian Mint to celebrate 100th anniversary of women's right to vote with $1 coin

(subscription)... and Archives Canada has joined with the Museum for Human Rights developing a wider outdoor exhibition celebrating women who broke gender barriers in...

Politics 204 for January 5

5, 2009: Justice Thomas Cromwell, a bilingual, 11-year veteran of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal is sworn in as justice of the Supreme Court...

Hryniak two years on

Mauldin by Justice Andromache Karakatsanis as a “legitimate alternative for adjudicating and resolving legal disputes” not merely a “tool used to weed out clearly unmeritorious...

Appeals court reverses death sentence for Arizona killer

In May 2009, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge removed Rudi Apelt from Arizona's death row, ruling that he is mentally retarded. Arizona Department of...

Top Sports Stories of 2015: No. 2 -

SILive.com- Susan Wagner camp controversySILive.comSusan Wagner's varsity and junior varsity football teams resumed play, however, when Castleton Corners-based attorney Richard Luthmann appeared at State Supreme...

CULTURE WARS

John Jay, governor of New York, original chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, said: “I render sincere and humble thanks for His manifold and...

'Here Come The Brides': Same-Sex Weddings Call For A New Soundtrack

Chances are, if you've ever been to a wedding, you heard the classic bridal march commonly known as "Here Comes the Bride." The song has...

High Court Asked To Weigh Repose Statutes In $2B MBS Suit

(subscription), New York (December 22, 2015, 3:54 PM ET) -- Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and RBS have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block...

Scalia made headlines. But the real story is how colleges have failed to truly ...

Richard Guarasci, the president of Wagner College, a small private college on Staten Island in New York, offers his take on diversity on campus and...

Kudos to Liberals for moving memorial

Supreme Court Justice Beverley McLachlin wrote in a letter to the department responsible for the project that the design "could send the wrong message within...

Supreme Court of Canada shortens driving prohibition for motorist convicted of ...

When a judge makes a discretionary order of prohibition on a person convicted of impaired driving, the driving prohibition is supposed to commence "at the...

A triumvirate of restrictiveness gone

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_Ron-Poulton.jpg In its recent decision in Kanthasamy v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), the Supreme Court of Canada has altered the landscape of humanitarian ...

Ottawa should veto 'Mother Canada' statue: Editorial

The Trudeau government has done the right thing by arranging for a controversial memorial to victims of communism to be downsized and moved away from...

The Daily 202: Is Ted Cruz a phony?

Richard Shelby loaded up the $1.1 trillion spending bill with pet provisions, including one measure worth hundreds of millions to a rocket manufacturer with operations...

Supreme Court backs judge's right to impose stiff sentence for drunk driving

Those two judges, Clément Gascon of Quebec and Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, stressed the principle of restraint (the “lightest possible sanction in the circumstances”) in...

“Literature, Law and Personal Narratives: A Conversation with ...

On February 1st 2016, Professor Pascale Fournier will welcome the Honourable Rosalie Abella, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, at the University of Ottawa...

Liberals move controversial anti-communism monument away from Supreme Court

The site was one of the most controversial aspects of the project, according to critics, including Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Supreme Court Chief Justice...

Tommy Lacasse case: Supreme Court upholds stiff drunk driving sentence

It must therefore be restored," Supreme Court Justice Richard Wagner wrote for the majority. On June 17, 2011, Lacasse, who was 18 at the time,...

“Contempt of Court” and “Conduct Unbecoming”

The recent press release made by Canada's top Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin that the attempted Cultural Genocide by canada towards the indians was...

Nova Scotia law 'intended as alternative' to civil defamation suit ruled ...

10, Mr. Justice Glen G. McDougall of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia ruled that the Cyber-safety Act infringes section 2 (b) of the Canadian...

The Supreme Court gives a boost to refugees

As Canada prepares to accept planeloads of Syrian refugees, it is good to know that the Supreme Court of Canada has put its own stamp...

KING OF THE HILL

Former Supreme Court of Canada justice Marshall Rothstein has a new home in Vancouver at Hunter Litigation Chambers. Rothstein, a former Federal Court judge whom...

'Some credible evidence' needed to greenlight class action lawsuits

Plaintiffs' counsel seeking judicial permission to launch investor class actions for secondary market misrepresentations must speedily compile a substantial evidentiary record if they hope to...

Dissenting judges call extradition ruling 'Kafkaesque'

For what appears to be the first time in Supreme Court history, dissenting judges have accused the majority of “Kafkaesque” justice after the court ordered...

Does Henry VIII's point man give Nova Scotia's finance minister inspiration?

(blog) (blog)The Supreme Court of Canada says collective bargaining and the right to strike are essential to democracy, protected by the Charter of Rights...

Supreme Court sides with Tamil teen in failed refugee claim case

“Giving it an overly broad interpretation risks creating a separate, freestanding immigration process, something Parliament clearly did not intend,” Justice Michael Moldaver wrote in an...

Supreme Court says refugee claim deserves new hearing - iPolitics

Justice Rosalie Abella wrote that the immigration officer who rejected Kanthasamy's claim took an “unduly narrow” approach to his case and ordered that the matter...

Around Town: Trudeau tops a who's who of VIPs at US Embassy holiday party

Guests also included Governor of the Bank of Canada Stephen Poloz, Chief of Defence Staff General Jonathan Vance, Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Silberman...

State Roundup, December 9, 2015

REDISTRICTING CHALLENGE: The U.S. Supreme Court has revived a challenge by some Maryland residents to their state's 2011 redrawing of its congressional districts, ruling unanimously...

Will the Supreme Court shred affirmative action?

It is a grim irony: As college students around the country protest that universities haven't gone far enough to correct racial injustice, the Supreme Court...

Trudeau signals more power for First Nations over economic development

D'Avignon noted that while some aboriginal leaders view Canada's support for the UN declaration as confirmation that First Nations hold vetoes, the council's view is...

Supreme Court CIBC ruling 'generally a good development' for D&O insurers: IBC

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision, on the interpretation of Ontario's Securities Act, is "generally a good development" for directors' and officers' liability insurers,...

Former Supreme Court judge Marshall Rothstein says court not anti-business

Retired Supreme Court of Canada justice Marshall Rothstein says it is wrong to characterize a run of recent Supreme Court decisions, ranging from enshrining the...

Marshall Rothstein joins Hunter Litigation Chambers in Vancouver ...

Marshall Rothstein, who earlier this year retired as a justice with the Supreme Court of Canada, is joining Hunter Litigation Chambers in Vancouver.

US Supreme Court to reconsider UT affirmative action case

“I don't think the Supreme Court would have taken the case a second time if it simply wanted to affirm what the 5th Circuit did,”...

Three-year limitation period suspended in shareholders' misrepresentation ...

The other Supreme Court of Canada judges who heard the appeal Feb. 9, 2015 - Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, Madam Justice Suzanne Côté and Mr.

Assisted suicide: death is not 'a part of life'

National PostElsewhere today we post about the request made by The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada asking the Supreme Court of Canada...