Canada is going to let Supreme Court candidates nominate themselves

While the selection of Supreme Court judges in Canada has traditionally been less political than in the United States, there have been controversies. In 2014,...

New Supreme Court Appointment Process Shows Atlantic Canadian Liberals 'Failed': Tories

... trail to reform top court appointments. Former prime minister Stephen Harper saw his appointment of Quebec judge Marc Nadon overturned in 2014 after it...

A quick look at the mandatory retirement dates for Supreme Court justices

Here are the mandatory retirement dates for the remaining eight Supreme Court justices: Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin: Sept. 7, 2018. Rosalie Silberman Abella: July 1,...

Help wanted: Trudeau overhauls how Canada picks top jurists

Ottawa (AFP) - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday sweeping changes to the way Supreme Court justices are chosen, vowing diversity while scrapping a tradition...

HBO to launch 'Vice News Tonight' Sept. 26

... should select potential new judges to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada. The government announced Tuesday it will change the manner in which...

Coming soon: How to choose a Supreme Court justice is changing

OTTAWA -- The federal Liberals have decided a new advisory board, not the government, should select potential new judges to sit on the Supreme Court...

Coming soon: How to choose a Supreme Court justice is changing

OTTAWA -- The federal Liberals have decided a new advisory board, not the government, should select potential new judges to sit on the Supreme Court...

Ottawa overhauls process for selecting Supreme Court justices

... Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday that former prime minister Kim Campbell has been selected to chair a new seven-member advisory board that will be...

Doing justice to her father's dream

Rosalie Abella was inspired to become a lawyer after her father's own hopes of a legal career were shattered by his status as a Jew...

Supreme Court once again comes down hard on child porn

(subscription)Justice Thomas Cromwell, who is due to retire in September, said, in writing what will be his last decision for the court, “A reasonable...

Supreme Court once again comes down hard on child porn

(subscription) (subscription)Justice Thomas Cromwell, who is due to retire in September, said, in writing what will be his last decision for the court, “A...

Supreme Court won't hear plea from lawyers over Nadon challenge fees

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from Rocco Galati and Paul Slansky, who felt they were shortchanged for their efforts...

Supreme Court won't hear plea from lawyers over Nadon challenge ...

Two lawyers have lost a court fight to be paid more for their part in challenging a controversial judicial nomination.Supreme Court won't hear plea from...

'Rapacious' provincial civil jury fees ruled constitutional

The ProvinceB.C. Supreme Court Justice Christopher Hinkson says high civil jury fees may be too costly for large.and more »...

The Hill Times

(subscription) (subscription)Language and its nuances are important, but they shouldn't be non-negotiable when it comes to who sits in judgment of us. Prime Minister...

Richard C. Owens: Fix Canada's copyright law before it puts publishers out of business

First, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC), in the 2012 case Alberta v. Canadian Copyright ... More knowledgeable judges like Marshall Rothstein and Ian Binnie...

Thomas Issac's Métis reconciliation report released and other legal moves and grooves for July 27

The federal government has released a report by Cassels Brock & Blackwell partner Thomas Isaac on Reconciliation with Métis. Isaac, as special representative to the...

KNOWING Kaine -- EXCLUSIVE: Republicans for Hillary interview -- WEEKEND READS! -- B'DAY: David Brock ...

--“Meet The Workers Who Sewed Donald Trump Clothing For A Few Dollars A Day,” by BuzzFeed's Karla Zabludovsky and Daniel Wagner: “Employees at a textile...

Canada enacts Internet ban for sex offenders

(Agence France-Presse) Canada's Supreme Court acted to protect children in the fast-growing world of cyberspace, enabling judges to prohibit those convicted of sexual offenses against...

Canada's top court says sexual predators can be banned from the internet retroactively

In its first ever decision to reference Instagram, Snapchat and Tinder, Canada's top court decided on Thursday to uphold a law that allows judges to...

Top court upholds military justice system

(subscription)The Supreme Court of Canada has found defence ministers, even though they are political players, are the only ones who can appeal the decisions...

'I Am Your Voice'

Religious liberty is one of the main points of concern among this group, along with abortion—when he spoke before more than 1,000 evangelicals in New...

Supreme Court upholds law punishing child sex offenders retroactively

Justice Rosalie Abella dissented on the Internet ban, saying the Charter's protection against retroactive punishment is unequivocal, and the prosecution's justification for it – reducing...

Justice minister disputes claim NL can't fill Supreme Court vacancy

Andrew Parsons took aim Thursday at a Globe and Mail article that said Newfoundland and Labrador would be passed over for the court's next vacancy,...

Supreme Court of Canada allows ban on internet use to be applied retroactively

OTTAWA -- The Supreme Court took steps Thursday to bring the law up to speed to protect children in the rapidly evolving realm of cyberspace...

Supreme Court upholds tough-on-crime amendment concerning sexual predators

New technologies and apps pose such a new risk to children that retrospectively increasing the punishment for sexual predators was warranted, the Supreme Court of...

Trudeau faces diversity challenge in Supreme Court judge selection

The opening comes with the upcoming retirement of Justice Thomas Cromwell of Nova Scotia and convention dictates that his successor must come from Atlantic Canada.

NL to remain without Supreme Court of Canada appointment due to lack of bilingual judges

A former Newfoundland and Labrador justice minister says the federal government should look at more than bilingualism when searching for a new appointment to the...

Liberals to allow self-nominations for Supreme Court vacancy

Justice Cromwell publicly announced his retirement in March. The fall session of the Supreme Court begins on Oct. 3. Documents for cases usually arrive two...

Newfoundland to remain without judge on Supreme Court

The Globe and Mail - The ...The Globe and MailNewfoundland and Labrador will remain the only province never to have a judge on the Supreme...

401(k) fees are attracting more attention — from lawyers

Lawsuits such as this one are just the beginning, said Marcia Wagner, a principal at the Wagner Law Group who represents plan sponsors and vendors...

Day One in the books -- MELANIA cribs from MICHELLE -- What Ryan, McConnell will say – LADY GAGA performing at ...

“He'll lay out the choice for the White House as an easy one, emphasize the importance of the Supreme Court to conservative values, and lay...

Quebec anglos need to push for their rights: Official Languages Commissioner

He said one of the biggest disappointments of his tenure came in 2011, when former prime minister Stephen Harper appointed a unilingual judge, Michael Moldaver,...

R. v. Jordan

- plicable to the Right to a Criminal ...Lexology (registration)Jordan, 2016 SCC 27, the Supreme Court of Canada, on which Justice Moldaver now sits,...

Common-law right to dismiss federally-regulated employees without cause 'completely replaced' by Canada Labour ...

Canadian employers regulated by the federal government do not have a common-law right to dismiss non-unionized workers without cause, even if they give those employees...

Business briefs

Rule 4 of the Wyoming Supreme Court for Continuing Legal Education requires each active attorney to complete a minimum of 15 hours of continuing legal...

Ontario has jurisdiction over third-party claim in GM dealers action: SCC

Financial Post“Allowing the Quebec third party claims to proceed in Ontario along with the 118 other law firms, would clearly by a more efficient and...

Supreme Court ruling protects federally regulated workers from unfair dismissal

“A dismissal without cause is not per se unjust, as long as adequate notice is provided,” Justice Russell Brown and Justice Suzanne Côté wrote for...

Federally regulated employees must be given cause if fired, Supreme Court rules

The Federal Court of Appeal upheld that decision, prompting Wilson's appeal to the Supreme Court. In reasons for the high court ruling, Justice Rosalie Abella...

Ginsburg's attack on a presidential nominee – even Trump – taints the court's integrity

In the twilight of his prime ministership, Stephen Harper attacked Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin for, he claimed, trying to interfere in his decision to nominate...

Judge: Brock Turner letter not violation of judicial ethics

“I don't see a problem whatsoever,” said Jonathan Coughlan, an attorney who served 16 years as disciplinary counsel for the Ohio Supreme Court. “If you...

Hillary Clinton: Party of Lincoln debased

Ginsburg said in an interview with The Associated Press last week that she didn't want to think about the possibility that Trump would be president...

The Daily 202: Evan Bayh bets big that support for Donald Trump will tank

The final version of the platform calls for rolling back the Supreme Court's decision legalizing such unions: “Our laws and our government's regulations should recognize...

Manitoba Movers

... as well as all levels of court. Prior to practising administrative, constitutional, labour, and employment law at an Ottawa-based firm, Dayna spent a year...

An American Filled A UK Town Full Of Blue Naked People For Art

Even after the Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling in Tunick's favor on the basis of the First Amendment, he says he was still...

Your 401(k) Fees Are Attracting More Attention—From Lawyers

That's what law firm Nichols Kaster calls the $1.3 billion retirement plan at the center of a proposed class action against Fujitsu Technology and Business...

Supreme court creates new timely-trial framework

If time limits are to be set out, Parliament — not the court — should do it, wrote Justice Thomas Cromwell on behalf of the...

Supreme Court updates guidelines on ensuring right to timely trial

The old guidelines do “not address this culture of complacency,” justices Michael Moldaver, Andromache Karakatsanis and Russell Brown wrote for the majority, with justices Rosalie...

Supreme Court issues new framework for timely trials

“A reasonable time for trial under (Section 11 of the Charter) cannot and should not be defined by numerical ceilings as the majority concludes,” Cromwell...

Court deals blow to Christian law school

Former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper – whose attorney general intervened on behalf of TWU at the trial court level – appointed seven of the...