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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...

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...

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--“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...